Promoting clean energy solutions

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The BirdLife Partnership works across the globe to promote ambitious responses to biodiversity threats. BirdLife supports renewable energy development and works to ensure it does not negatively affect nature. For example, BirdLife has been working with the Convention on Migratory Species to adopt guidelines to help avoid any negative repercussions from renewable energy infrastructure on migratory species.

The BirdLife Partnership works at the local, national and international levels to promote effective responses to the biodiversity crisis. BirdLife supports renewable energy development and works to ensure it does not negatively affect species and ecosystems.

For example, BirdLife has been working with the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) to encourage the adoption of Resolution 11.27: Renewable Energy and Migratory Species, and to encourage the adoption of guidelines that aim to reconcile renewable energy developments with the conservation of migratory species (Van der Winden et al. 2014). BirdLife is working with the CMS Secretariat to convene an Energy Task Force that aims to reconcile selected Energy Sector Developments with Migratory Species Conservation and promote the benefits of existing decisions; encourage Parties to implement current guidance and decisions; develop any necessary new guidelines and action plans as appropriate, and make recommendations on suitable responses to specific problems and gaps in knowledge.

BirdLife also works in conjunction with the Secretariats of the Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds (AEWA), other relevant CMS instruments and the Bern and Ramsar Conventions, involving Parties and other stakeholders.

This case study is taken from ‘The Messengers: What birds tell us about threats from climate change and solutions for nature and people’. To download the report in full click here. 


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References

Van der Winden, J., van Vliet, F., Rein, C. and Lane, B. (2014) Renewable Energy Technology Deployment and Migratory Species: an Overview. Preliminary Draft. Commissioned by: International Renewable Energy Agency, Convention on Migratory Species, African-Eurasian Waterbird Agreement and Birdlife International, UNDP/GEF/BirdLife MSB project. Available at:  www.cms.int/sites/default/files/document/Doc_10_2_2_Guidelines_Renewable_Energy_E.pdf.

Compiled: 2015    Copyright: 2015   

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