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28 Feb 2017

Vigeo Eiris

Vigeo Eiris response to Western Sahara Resource Watch rejoinder

[W]e are pleased to provide you and Mr Hagen with the following comments:..We are convinced that the realisation of investments enabling the production of a green and renewable energy intrinsically represents a positive contribution to the achievement of the environmental objectives of sustainable development. In addition, these investments can drive the improvement of populations’ living conditions, within or outside the internationally recognised borders of Morocco...We have not collected or observed any material element suggesting the opposition of citizens, associations, political parties or labor unions, against Masen’s solar and wind energy infrastructure projects...We may have to agree to disagree on the question of whether as an independent research provider we should be acting as verifier to this kind of projects and we respect the right of Mr Hagen to take a different view...

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