i. This report identifies good practices for managing the key environmental and social issues associated with wind power development and provides advice on how best to address these issues in project planning, construction, and operation and maintenance. The report comprises two volumes: (i) the Synthesis Report provides advice on how to manage the environmental and social impacts of wind power projects, from initial planning through operation and maintenance; and (ii) the Full Report contains all of the information of the Synthesis Report, but also provides detailed background information on wind power, with a focus on two emerging themes of growing scientific and public interest: namely biodiversity-related impacts and the broader socio-economic and cultural dimensions of wind power development. The Full Report further provides the analysis, case studies, scientific evidence, and references upon which the recommendations presented in the Synthesis Report are based. Like wind power itself, the scope of this report is worldwide although special attention is paid to the issues characteristic of the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region. While the Full Report’s principal focus is on land-based wind power, it also briefly addresses the environmental and social impacts related to offshore wind development.