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As a companion to the Business Guide, the Legal Risk Primer is geared towards general counsels and corporate legal teams, as well as internal and external stakeholders. It provides an overview of the wide range of potential legal risks for wind and solar energy companies associated with community-related adverse human rights impacts. The legal risks outlined arise from home and host government laws, community litigators, financiers, and power purchase agreements.

Together, these two resources support wind and solar energy companies – as well as external stakeholders seeking to influence companies, including investors, civil society organizations, and project-affected communities – in driving a just transition to renewable energy that is fast but fair.

This resource was produced as part of CCSI’s ALIGN partnership with Namati and the International Institute for Environment & Development, funded by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office. Learn more about the ALIGN partnership here.


Environmental Law | Human Rights Law | International Humanitarian Law | Law