New policy brief from FME NTRANS and FME NorthWind user case
The third policy brief from the FME NTRANS and FME NorthWind user case on societal aspects of offshore wind addresses participation and involvement of stakeholders and citizens in offshore wind development. It discusses the following questions:
- How is today’s participation regime experienced?
- What are good processes and principles for participation and involvement?
- How can offshore wind actors contribute to democratic and inclusive development of offshore wind?
Both offshore wind actors and research scientists identify different aspects of participation processes as challenging – for example related to the timing and selection of participants – while emphasising the importance of good participation processes in order to achieve offshore wind development goals.
The following principles for good participation processes were developed, stating that good participation processes…
- take into account ecological and social sustainability and ensure coexistence between stakeholders,
- are knowledge-based and use professional expertise in the field of participation methods,
- start early and are conducted continuously,
- are transparent and inclusive,
- ensure real influence on outcomes,
- are will planned and managed.
Download the policy brief Stakeholder and citizen participation in offshore wind development (in Norwegian).