Mexico: Judge rules against Jinkosolar solar farm due to lack of consultation and information regarding impacts

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12 May 2020

Mexico: Judge rules against Jinkosolar solar farm due to lack of consultation and information regarding impacts

Author: Emilio Godoy, Diálogo Chino

“Mexican communities reject Chinese solar farm in Yucatan”, May 5, 2020

In February 2019, residents of the municipalities of Cuncunul and Valladolid, about 1,500 kilometres south of Mexico City, sued the Jinkosolar Investment Pte. Ltd., the Chinese company managing the Yucatán Solar Park project for violating their right to prior consultation on projects that affect their livelihoods.A judge ruled in favour of the plaintiffs since the area’s indigenous peoples were not consulted prior to the installation of the solar farm. Nor did they have complete information about the project. Despite the ruling, the company is not giving up its efforts…“We are concerned about the impact on the environment, the people who live here [and] drastic changes in the local economy as the price of goods and land rises” [a member of theAssembly of Defenders of the Múuch´ Xíinbal Territory]…The main negative consequence of the plant will be the deforestation of 206 hectares, destroying plant and wildlife habitats, according to the EIA. Vulnerable native trees would be among those lost…To moderate the impacts of the solar plant, the company proposed to create a wildlife rescue program for protected species and to preserve 45 hectares for conservation areas…

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Author: Diálogo Chino

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尤卡坦州(Yucatan)的墨西哥社区拒绝中国的太阳能农场”,202055

20192月,墨西哥城以南约1500公里的库库努尔(Cuncunul)自治市和瓦尔拉多利德(Valladolid)自治市的居民起诉晶科能源投资有限公司(Jinkosolar Investment Pte. Ltd.),指控这家中国公司经营的尤卡坦太阳能公园项目(Yucatán Solar Park project)没有经过事先磋商,并对他们的生计产生负面影响。法官判决原告胜诉,因为太阳能农场项目没有事先与土著居民磋商,也没有提供项目的完整信息。面对判决结果,公司没有放弃……“我们关心项目对环境、居民和当地经济的影响,物价和土地价格都在上涨”(捍卫 Múuch´ Xíinbal领地大会的一名成员)……环境影响评估指出,太阳能农场会导致206公顷的森林被毁,动植物的栖息地会被破坏。脆弱的本地树木会死亡……为了缓和太阳能农场的影响,公司提出了一个野生动植物拯救计划,保护物种,把45公顷的土地划为保护区……

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尤卡坦州( Yucatan )的墨西哥社區拒絕中國的太陽能農場”, 2020 5 5

2019 2 月,墨西哥城以南約 1500 公里的庫庫努爾( Cuncunul )自治市和瓦爾拉多利德( Valladolid )自治市的居民起訴晶科能源投資有限公司( Jinkosolar Investment Pte. Ltd. ),指控這家中國公司經營的尤卡坦太陽能公園項目( Yucatán Solar Park project )沒有經過事先磋商,並對他們的生計產生負面影響。法官判決原告勝訴,因為太陽能農場項目沒有事先與土著居民磋商,也沒有提供項目的完整信息。面對判決結果,公司沒有放棄……“我們關心項目對環境、居民和當地經濟的影響,物價和土地價格都在上漲”(捍衛 Múuch´ Xíinbal 領地大會的一名成員)……環境影響評估指出,太陽能農場會導致 206 公頃的森林被毀,動植物的棲息地會被破壞。脆弱的本地樹木會死亡……為了緩和太陽能農場的影響,公司提出了一個野生動植物拯救計劃,保護物種,把 45 公頃的土地劃為保護區……

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