This two-day intermediate level course is designed to strengthen the JUST element of the energy transformation and provide professionals that work in the field with information and tools to understand and address human rights impacts, challenges and opportunities related to the energy transition. Through cases and exercises, the participants will discuss human rights impacts on the value chain of renewable energy projects (including sourcing of critical minerals) and learn practical ways to operationalise the corporate responsibility to respect human rights as established in the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. The course includes an overview of the regulatory landscape related to business and human rights, with focus on the energy transition, as well as reflects on gender dimensions of the energy transition and the and impacts on indigenous rights and environmental defenders. Finally, the participants will learn on principles and methodologies to ensure the identification and assessment of human rights risks and impacts and how to apply a human rights-based approach for a meaningful engagement with workers and vulnerable community groups during impact assessment phases and due diligence.
Prerequisites: Some knowledge or experience in developing, commissioning, or reviewing impact assessment or due diligence of renewable energy projects value chain. Basic knowledge of human rights would be an advantage but is not required. Professionals and students with knowledge of human rights but no previous experience in energy projects can also participate.
Duration: 2 days (22-23 April)
Price: US $480
Gabriela Factor, Chief Adviser, Human Rights, Tech and Business, Danish Institute for Human Rights (Denmark)
Tulika Bansal, Senior Adviser, Human Rights, Tech and Business, Danish Institute for Human Rights (Denmark)
Cathrine Bloch Veiberg, Chief Adviser, Human Rights, Tech and Business, Danish Institute for Human Rights (Denmark)