Workshop 1

Workshop on new sustainability assessment tools

How new assessment tools can help improve the strategic development of hydro projects

Monday 13 May 2019 | 13:00-17:30

The Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol was launched in 2010, in response to a need for a common language to describe good and best practice in hydropower development. To date it has been applied at 40 sites around the world.

New tools were launched in 2018: the Hydropower Sustainability Guidelines on Good International Industry Practice , and an ESG Gap Analysis Tool to identify gaps against good practice across a range of environmental, social and governance topics.

In addition, the Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol (HSAP) was expanded in 2018 to cover climate change mitigation and resilience.

Workshop objectives:

What role can assessment tools play in promoting sustainability good practice in the hydropower sector?

The objective of the session is to introduce these new sustainability assessment tools to delegates, identify linkages to relevant IFI standards and to discuss how these tools can contribute to wider sustainable hydropower development.

SDG7 will be addressed however the workshop is also linked to other goals such as SDG 6 ‘Clean Water and Sanitation’ and SDG 13 ‘Climate Action’.

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