TERRITORIAL SOCIO-ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT:
A TERRITORIAL ANALYSIS MODEL FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF NEW INFRASTRUCTURE AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT PROJECTS
OUR SOCIO-ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTANCY METHOD
THE STARTING POINT
Before a new project is launched, an analysis of the territory and potential interlocutors is essential.
This is a 3-stage process:
- mapping the parties present in the area
- learning about the local context, independently of the project
- re-building the community’s «socio-environmental memory», which is a breeding ground for the emergence of committees opposed to the project
The territorial assessment covers five analysis dimensions to establish an overall risk indicator and a series of specific risk indicators, together with qualitative information that can be used to launch the stakeholder engagement strategy.
The investigation employs a variety of analysis tools (documents, site visits, discussion, mystery audits) and processes the qualitative and quantitative data collected.