Clean Energy Mustn’t Scale at the Expense of the World’s Indigenous People
Investors and project planners must take cautionary measures when executing climate mitigation and clean energy projects to prevent adverse effects on Indigenous and other local communities, advocates say. These impacts encompass land, human rights and resources. Yet during many of these projects’ planning phases, there is frequently a lack of local community engagement, a dearth of educational awareness and a failure to provide sufficient security, says Natalie Bridgeman Fields, co-founder of Accountability Counsel, a nonprofit that advocates for people harmed by internationally financed projects. Read the full article here.