EDF / EDF Energies Nouvelles and Prodesc / Union Hidalgo Agrarian and Indigenous Sub-Community in Mexico
Lead NCPFrance
Supporting NCP(s)Mexico
DescriptionThis case concerns the preparation of a wind farm in Oaxaca State in Mexico by the Mexican subsidy of EDF Energies Nouvelles, a subsidy of EDF, in charge of renewable energy. The project is located in an area where agrarian as well as indigenous communities are present.
Theme(s)Concepts and principles, Disclosure, General policies, Human rights
Date31 Jul 2018
Host country(ies)Mexico
SourceNGO
Industry sectorElectricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply
StatusIn progress
Summary

Read the initial assessment (in French) published by the French NCP


On 12 February 2018 a submission was made to the French NCP by a group of NGOs based in Mexico. The specific instance is about the preparation of a windfarm project in Oaxaca State in Mexico by the Mexican subsidy of EDF Energies Nouvelles, a subsidy of EDF in charge of renewable energy. The project is located in an area where agrarian as well as indigenous communities are present. The specific instance raises issues related to respect of local law, due diligence, human rights and disclosure with regard with indigenous people rights.

The NCP accepted the specific instance for further examination and the parties accepted the NCPs offer of good offices. The NCP is currently delivering its good offices and is examining the case.

During its good offices, the NCP will meet with the parties and offer them mediation. It may seek the advice of competent authorities or experts. It will take into account treaties, laws and regulations applicable in this case and existing parallel legal proceedings.