Social development benefits of hydroelectricity CDM projects in Brazil

Fernández García, Luz and De la Sota Sández, Candela and Silveira Andrade, José Célio and Lumbreras Martin, Julio and Mazorra Aguiar, Javier (2014). Social development benefits of hydroelectricity CDM projects in Brazil. "International Journal of Sustainable Development & World Ecology", v. 21 (n. 3); pp. 246-258. ISSN 1350-4509. https://doi.org/10.1080/13504509.2014.909901.

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Title: Social development benefits of hydroelectricity CDM projects in Brazil
Author/s:
  • Fernández García, Luz
  • De la Sota Sández, Candela
  • Silveira Andrade, José Célio
  • Lumbreras Martin, Julio
  • Mazorra Aguiar, Javier
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: International Journal of Sustainable Development & World Ecology
Date: 12 May 2014
ISSN: 1350-4509
Volume: 21
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Brazil; CDM hydroelectricity projects; organizational management; social benefits; sustainable development
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Industriales (UPM)
Department: Ingeniería Química Industrial y del Medio Ambiente
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

In recent years, the concept of sustainable development has become increasingly recognized and important. Within organizations, sustainable development is often portrayed as a balancing act, and requires a combination of three elements to be considered: economy, environment, and society. Traditionally, organizational management research has been focused on economical and environmental fronts. However, social aspects are also important for organizations, especially those in emerging and developing countries. The goal of this paper is to investigate the potential of Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) projects to deliver social benefits in Brazil?s hydroelectricity sector. The investigation involved the assessment of 46 registered hydro CDM projects under the Kyoto Protocol in terms of their potential impact on the envisaged social development goals. Two case studies were also examined. Results indicate that organizations managing hydroelectric initiatives in Brazil can provide the pathway towards achieving a number of important social benefits. Successful projects were found to have good community involvement and were managed by both cooperative ventures and money making corporations. The research also identified several challenges that are hindering hydro CDM projects from delivering more social benefits, and enabled a number of recommendations to be extracted for the organizations facing these challenges.

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Item ID: 35256
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/35256/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:35256
DOI: 10.1080/13504509.2014.909901
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 08 Jun 2015 15:29
Last Modified: 08 Jun 2015 15:29
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