Climate project may end with rainforest destruction
The flagship of Norway's rainforest initiative in Guyana could be replaced by mining, logging and large-scale deforestation. The Amaila Falls hydro power plant may not be constructed due to the economic risk. However, the Guyanese government now wants to use the road leading to the site, which has already been built, to extract minerals and timber from the pristine rainforest.
This article first appeared in Norway’s Bergens Tidende on 29th December 2015. It is translated and reproduced with the kind permission of Bergens Tidende. Text by Atle Andersson.