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Social development benefits of hydroelectricity CDM projects in Brazil
Year:2014
Research Areas
  • Engineering
Information
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.
International
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JCR
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Title
International Journal of Sustainable Development And World Ecology
ISBN
1350-4509
Impact factor JCR
1,213
Impact info
Datos JCR del año 2012
Volume
In press
10.1080/135045092014.909901
Journal number
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From page
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To page
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Month
SIN MES
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Participants
  • Autor: Luz Fernandez Garcia (UPM)
  • Autor: Candela de la Sota Sández (UPM)
  • Autor: José Celio Silveira Andrade (UFBA)
  • Autor: Julio Lumbreras Martin (UPM)
  • Autor: Javier Mazorra Aguiar (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Departamento: Ingeniería Química Industrial y del Medio Ambiente
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