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Report Asks Investors To Respect Human Rights On Clean Energy Projects

Author: Devin Thorpe, Forbes.com, Published on: 23 May 2017, Published on: 1 June 2017

Renewable energy projects are the primary weapon in the war on climate change, but that shouldn't exempt these projects in the developing world from United Nations' standards on human rights, argues a new [Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, Sonen Capital & Transform Finance] report...[During this] video interview with two of the co-authors, Andrea Armeni of Transform Finance and Meredith Benton, Armeni points out that when a wind or solar project is built... there may be a negative impact on a local community--which may or may not benefit much from the project...To ensure that the local community benefits from its participation in the project, the investors need to insist that the community be represented at the table from start to finish.

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