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COP22: Developing nations lead way in the fight...

Tue, 22/11/2016
At the first climate change conference since the landmark Paris Agreement treaty became legally-binding, the pressure was on to turn legislation into real action.
Black Panther © Flickr/Cloudtail

Climate change is changing you

Fri, 11/11/2016
A new study reveals ongoing alterations in shape, size, sex and distribution of animals and plants are due to man-made warming.

Landmark climate change treaty becomes legally-...

Thu, 03/11/2016
The Paris Agreement - a treaty that sees nearly 200 countries agree to combat climate change - today reached the criteria required to make it legally-binding.

The Promised Land – sustainable agriculture...

Fri, 28/10/2016
Sam Lee-Gammage, Senior Policy Officer with the RSPB (BirdLife in the UK), explains why the EU must ‘lead us to the promised land’ – a sustainable food & farming future

Powering people, empowering nature – the 6th...

Tue, 18/10/2016
Alice Collier, Climate Change Officer for the RSPB, explains why power grid development is essential for a European renewables revolution...

The hunt for truly green bioenergy? The EU's...

Thu, 06/10/2016
At the end of November, the EU will publish its much anticipated Renewable Energy Package. Sini Eräjää explains how the case of bioenergy...

Birds in a changing world

Thu, 08/09/2016
Yesterday, I shared my impressions from the first day of the BirdNumbers 2016 conference and some first insights into the health of our continent...

Holding on to the EU’s climate ambition?

Tue, 06/09/2016
Fighting climate change is the perfect example of a global challenge that requires cross-border action. Most EU citizens see climate change as a serious problem and believe that governments and businesses are responsible for tackling it.
View of Lake Kivu from Rusizi River © Josep Casas

Sediment fingerprinting: monitoring erosion in...

Tue, 26/07/2016
Erosion resulting from human activities such as agriculture is a widespread and major cause of land degradation. Addressing erosion and sedimentation is therefore central to the CRAG approach currently being piloted in the Lake Kivu–Rusizi River Basins in Burundi, DR Congo and Rwanda.

Iceland: Volcanoes, glaciers, hot springs and...

Wed, 13/07/2016
Take a tour of one of the most biodiverse places on Earth.
Rukarara microhydropower plant outside NNP ©WCS Rwanda

Understanding stakeholder’s perspectives on...

Fri, 06/05/2016
Protected forests in Kivu-Rusizi Climate Resilient Altitudinal Gradient (CRAG) landscape are highly important for the well-being of its surrounding human population.

Climate Change Agreement rooted in historic...

Fri, 22/04/2016
Trees are as vital for the health of our planet as the signing of the Paris Climate Change Agreement.

This action plan can benefit birds, farmers,...

Thu, 10/03/2016
The AEMLAP can also help tackle climate change’s impact in Africa. Here’s how.

Combatting climate change in habitats with nature...

Thu, 10/03/2016
Healthy IBAs are vital to the wildlife that lives in them and the people that live off their resources. BirdLife is helping them build resilience to global warming.

This is why the Gola Rainforest is a true ‘Forest...

Wed, 09/03/2016
For the first time in West Africa, carbon credits are being used to protect wildlife and habitats.

...And then Paris saved 2015

Tue, 15/12/2015
This was supposed to be a big year for climate change mitigation, the EU Energy Union and sustainable bioenergy. Most decisions lacked ambition. Then came the climate change agreement.

The Nature of Paris: what the climate Agreement...

Sat, 12/12/2015
BirdLife International welcomes the adoption of the Paris agreement on climate change.

Re-COP - Day 12 at the UN Climate Summit in Paris

Fri, 11/12/2015
We're blogging from inside the COP21 summit in Paris - follow our updates here.