Saturday, 29 October 2016 at Gran Hotel Rey Don Jaime, Castelldefels, Spain
Starts at 17:00 · Ends at 17:35, CEST (Europe/Berlin)
"Social Impact Assessments of Energy Projects"
Mexico is currently undergoing one of the major transformations in its recent history: an energy reform. With major renewable projects in its pipeline, the country is closer than ever to construct a clean energy system. But doubts remain about the projects’ positive impacts on local communities, especially indigenous ones. Past negative experiences leave many wondering if it is possible to develop utility-scale projects in line with the communities’ world views. The Mexican government has decided to make social impact assessments (SIA) a mandatory part in all energy projects as an effort to ease the dialogue process. Even though it was received with skepticism, international experience shows that SIA might be the first step towards sustainable and inclusive project development.
Gran Hotel Rey Don Jaime, Castelldefels, Spain