Policy - 19/March/2020

Biodiversity must not be sacrificed to the energy transition

With the world facing an energy and a biodiversity emergency, realisation is growing that solutions need to be made compatible with sustainability in both areas

CO-EXISTENCE
Biodiversity loss is increasing just as scaling up the size of renewable energy facilities has become an urgent requirement. A win-win for flora, fauna and the climate can be achieved by the renewables industry and conservation groups working strategically in close harmony

DEGRADED LAND
Global clean energy goals could be met 17 times over using agricultural land and the sites of former mines in preference to unspoilt countryside

KEY QUOTE 
“We have had some really good examples of nature inclusive design which can improve environmental conditions. We should be talking about positive opportunities to make things better” ...

 

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