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The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam: Evaluating Its Sustainability Standard and Geopolitical Significance
Uppsala Centre for Sustainable Development, Uppsala University.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Peace and Conflict Research.
2014 (English)In: Energy Development Frontier, ISSN 2169-5970, Vol. 3, no 1, 11-19 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In the pursuit of economic development, Ethiopia has prioritized renewable energy production, emphasizing development of its hydropower potential. As part of this strategy, it is presently constructing the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) on the Blue Nile River, ignoring opposition from the downstream Egypt. In this paper, we use the seven commonly shared strategic priorities prescribed by the World Commission on Dams (WCD) to evaluate the sustainability standard and geopolitical significance of the GERD project.

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Bowen Publishing Company Ltd. , 2014. Vol. 3, no 1, 11-19 p.
Keyword [en]
Hydropower, Dams, Sustainability, Geopolitics, Nile River
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Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-234669OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-234669DiVA: diva2:757434
Available from: 2014-10-22 Created: 2014-10-22 Last updated: 2014-11-06Bibliographically approved

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