Energy renewables winfarm on the beach

Renewables projects must consider community impact

Global Publication June 2020

“It is not acceptable for any business to ignore their impacts on people’s land rights, security or livelihoods — the renewable energy sector is no different,” says Mary Robinson, president Mary Robinson Foundation — Climate Justice and chair of the International Advisory Network of Business and Human Rights Resource Centre.

In 2016, the international Business and Human Rights Resource Centre interviewed 50 companies involved in renewable energy projects about their approach to due diligence in respect of first nations or land-connected communities, often referred to as indigenous people, impacted by renewable projects.

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