The Danish VVMplus project explored the role and significance of social consequences in EIA processes with regard to communities’ responses to new renewable energy facilities. Based on several analyses, the project developed suggestions for an improved integration of social impacts in EIA practice.

The aims and outcomes were presented and discussed at conferences, and within a project reference group consisting of EIA experts and practitioners. Some methodologies were tested in conjunction with actual renewable energy projects in the Danish municipalities of Silkeborg, Ikast-Brande, and Esbjerg. The project was led by Sanne Vammen Larsen from AAU.

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