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21 January 2020

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...

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21 January 2020
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Am 16. Januar 2020 reichte die Gesellschaft für bedrohte Völker (GfbV) beim Schweizer Kontaktpunkt für die OECD-Leitsätze für multinationale Unternehmen eine Beschwerde gegen das Energieunternehmen BKW ein. BKW ist an einem umstrittenen Windpark in...

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20 January 2020

New complaint says 288-MW Norwegian wind farm violated Sami rights

Author: Renewables Now

Swiss energy company BKW Energie AG is facing a complaint under the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises for its failure to protect the rights of the Southern Sami people in Norway during planning and construction of Fosen Vind’s 288-MW...

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16 January 2020

Swiss investment in Norwegian wind power project opposed

Author: Anand Chandrasekhar, swissinfo.ch

[T]he Society for Threatened Peoples (STP) filed a complaint with the Swiss National Contact Point of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) against the BKW energy company. BKW holds shares in Nordic Wind Power DA - a...

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5 February 2019
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Author: Société pour les Peuples Menacés

« Norvège : Construction d’une centrale éolienne sur les pâturages d’hiver des Samis à Storheia », décembre 2018...

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31 January 2019
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2016 begann der Bau des größten norwegischen Onshore-Windprojekts, Fosen Wind. Eine Windenergieanlage soll in Storheia, dem wichtigsten Winterweidegebiet der rentierzüchtenden Südsami-Gemeinschaft, den Betrieb aufnehmen. Im Dezember 2018 forderte der...

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31 December 2018

Norway: the construction of a wind power plant on the Sami winter pastures in Storheia

Author: Society for Threatened Peoples

In 2016 construction began of Norway’s largest onshore wind project, Fosen Wind... Completion is scheduled for 2020. The largest of the six wind power plants is to operate in [...] the area called “Storheia”... Storheia is the main winter pasture area...

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21 December 2018

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...

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