30 June 2020
Wind industry commitments on community engagement
This position paper summarises WindEurope’s strong commitment to working with local communities across Europe. It outlines three guiding principles that the wind industry commits to follow as a model of best practice for good community engagement:
- early, transparent and comprehensive information and communication;
- direct engagement of key local actors and activation of the local economy; and
- highlighting how communities will benefit from the investments being made.
These principles should apply at every stage of a project, from site selection and pre-application, planning, construction to operation and decommissioning. This document will be the base for the Secretariat’s narrative to demonstrate the industry’s commitment to working with communities and to showcase the benefits and local added value the wind industry creates.
Read the position paper