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OECD complaint filed against Swiss energy company for investing in Norwegian wind project opposed by indigenous people
On 16 January 2020, the Society for Threatened People (STP) filed a complaint with the Swiss National Contact Point against energy company BKW for investing in a wind farm project in western Norway. Storheia, the site of one of the wind farms is an...
Norway to build wind farm despite UN calls to suspend project over concerns of impact on indigenous herders’ livelihoods
Construction for Norway’s largest onshore wind project, Fosen Wind, began in 2016. One of the affected areas, "Storheia" is of great importance for the local Southern Sami reindeer-herding community. In December 2018, the UN Committee on the...