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Environmental Actions and Project

See below some of our environmental actions and projects.

Support to Protected Areas


Support to conservation units has been an effective measure to contribute to the protection of biodiversity. Eletrobras companies suppors protected areas such as conservation units, indigenous lands and archeological sites located in the main Brazilian biomes (Cerrado, Atlantic Rainforests, the Amazon, Caating and Pampas). We also emphasize protected areas owned by Eletrobars companies, created in order to contribute to regional biodiversity, scientific research and environmental education.

Examples include the Wildlife Preservation Zones that comprise the Conservation Unit Mosaic of Lago de Tucuruí, managed by Eletrobras Eletronorte.

Five operating units of the Eletrobras companies are adjacent, inserted partially or totally in environmental protection areas. Only two of these protected areas were created prior to the installation of the projects - Iguaçu National Park and Serra da Bocaina National Park. The other protected areas with interference are subsequent to the implementation of the projects, created with Eletrobras companies support.

UnitUnit position in relation to the protected areaOperation typeOperating unit size (km2)Protected area
Tucuruí HPPFully insertedHydropower Generation3,008Área de Proteção Ambiental Tucuruí
Samuel HPPPartially insertedHydropower Generation585Estação Ecológica Samuel
Balbina HPPFully insertedHydropower Generation2,560Reserva Biológica Uatumã

All units that interact with biodiversity have biodiversity management plans for the areas where they are located. The location of projects close to protected areas often allows companies to support these areas, with initiatives such as biodiversity conservation, research, environmental education and tourism in the Iguaçu National Park, carried out by Itaipu Binacional, and the demarcation and signaling actions of the Serra da Bocaina National Park by Eletrobras Eletronuclear.

Sharing Knowledge - Fauna Guides


The main objective of the Fauna Guides is to contribute towards technical-scientific information generated from studies that Eletrobras Furnas has carried out around its facilities. These guides contain important information on the main biological and ecological characteristics of each registered species and constitute an important tool to make society aware of the importance of preserving biodiversity and natural resources.

Know the guides here.

Programs with Indigenous Communities 


Eletrobras Eletronorte develops, in a partnership with Funai, the Waimiri Atroari program, in Amazonas, and the Assurini and Parakanã programs, in Pará, along with environmental protection actions in the indigenous land of São Marcos, in Roraima. The Waimiri Atroari,Assurini and Parakanã programs resulted from the need to minimize and compensate impacts caused by the construction of the Balbina and Tucuruí hydroelectric plants, in the livelihood of these communities. The basic principle of these programs is the cultural rescue and improvement of the living conditions of these indigenous peoples through actions in the areas of health, food safety, education and infrastructure.

For more information on the programs, click here

Social and Environmental Action Program (PAS)

Programa de Ação Socioambiental - PAS 

Created in 2008, this is a shared environmental management process designed by Eletrobras Chesf and created with the communities of the municipalities that are part of the Paulo Afonso Hydroelectric Complex. It seeks to create an environmental management process in spaces built for the introduction of hydroelectric ventures th at is able to minimize and compensate negative impacts and optimize positive impacts. From 2016 onward, the program has also been developed with the communities surrounding the Xingó hydroelectric plant.

For more information on the program, click here.

Socioenvironmental Bid

In 2021, the Eletrobras Group published its first Socioenvironmental Projects Bid Ten projects were selected from among the 180 applications. These projects seek to create socioeconomic value for the communities while simultaneously preserving and recovering the biodiversity and the water resources around our generation and transmission ventures, and other important areas that contribute to the river basins where the company is present. These projects will also help us achieve our SDGs. This is one more way Eletrobras stresses that it recognizes the strategic role biodiversity plays in its business, seeking to expand its actions to create positive impact. Projects are monitored by regularly measuring indicators and issuing reports. Of the ten projects selected by the companies, two will be supported directly by the Eletrobras holding company starting in 2022. Learn more about them:

Formiga Verde: Community Base Environmental Education Program


Developed by Instituto Permacultura Lab, the project combines environmental conservation and promoting positive social impact for Morro da Formiga in the Zona Norte of Rio de Janeiro, with a Community Based Environmental Education Program. This program trains and creates awareness of local socioenvironmental problems and possible ecological solutions among children, youth, and adults. This project combines agroecology, permaculture, biodiversity conservation, and maximizing ecosystem services with environmental education and reforestation in the area between the community and the Tijuca National Park using agroforestry systems. This should directly benefit some one thousand Morro da Formiga inhabitants directly, and more than 2,500 indirectly, which includes family members and the members of partner institutions.

Alimergia Continuidade

alimergia.jpgDeveloped by Cooperativa Mista de Produção, Industrialização e Comercialização de Biocombustíveis do Brasil Ltda (Cooperbio), the Project will take place in the town of Seberi, in the Atlantic Forest in the state of Rio Grande do Sul. The first version of this project became one of the most important environmental references in the state, including productively reconverting degraded areas by planting 379 agroforests using over 200,000 native tree saplings, and a broad environmental education effort for over 4 thousand people. This project helped increase the vegetation and biodiversity of the region, and influenced in the development of state socioenvironmental policies. The Alimergia Continuidade project plans to continue the actions irradiated by the Territorial Center for Cooperation in Environmental Education, combining the recovery of degraded forest areas with native species, increasing biodiversity and ecosystem services, and promoting low-carbon farming, cattle-raising, and forestry activities. This project will prioritize family farmers with farms of up to four fiscal modules and who have a Pronaf Statement of Aptitude, who will benefit in terms of income and quality of life. We will also restore 20 hectares of degraded area, helping conserve biodiversity and absorb carbon. This project should benefit some 900 people directly, and over 1,200 indirectly, including family members and the population in the surrounding area.