The future of project sustainability assessment
The Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol (“the Protocol”) was launched at the World Hydropower Congress in 2011, and has since been applied in every continent of the world. It has been used both to demonstrate compliance with international good and best practices and as a risk assessment and gap analysis tool.
Lessons have been learned and a wider range of applications have become available not only to developers and operators, but also governments, financial institutions and donor organisations.
The session will present the growing suite of tools available to the sector and the expanding group of actors adopting the Protocol as a guide to ensure sustainable development. The session will explore future uses and the ongoing diversification of the Protocol tools emerging in the face of current challenges for the sector, from climate financing models to the internationalisation of private sector developers.
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