Short Bio & Abstract - Daniel Skambracks

Short Bio

Daniel Skambracks is Senior Environmental and Social Specialist at KfW’s Competence Center for Environment and Social Sustainability. Since 2005 he is responsible for environmental and social due diligence of projects in Developing Countries financed by KfW. Rational of this work is to assess sustainability risks and to assure sustainable financing in a diverse spectrum of infrastructure, mining, energy or conservation projects.

 

 Abstract

Wind Energy, Wildlife Impacts and Banks” – How banks can promote sustainable Wind Energy development

We are facing a vast development of wind energy in developing and emerging countries. This development will be financed to a high extend by development banks like KfW Development Bank. How can financiers assure sustainable implementation and operation of renewable energy projects in countries that do not have robust environmental and social governance, legislation systems and institutional capacity designed to protect their people and the natural environment?