News climate change

Natura 2000, a haven for seabirds in simmering seas

Fri, 26/06/2015 - 10:08

Our seas are becoming warmer and acidified, extreme weather events are whipping them into a turbulent frenzy. European seabirds are in trouble, but Natura 2000 may offer a much needed haven to help them cope with this onslaught.

Europe and Central Asia

Why the Emission Trading Scheme damages nature

Thu, 09/04/2015 - 14:53

ETS falsely considers all bioenergy to be good for the climate.

Europe and Central Asia Climate Change programme - Europe and Central Asia

Addressing climate change: why biodiversity matters

Thu, 19/06/2014 - 16:54

A new policy report looks at the relationships between climate change adaptation and mitigation with biodiversity conservation.

Worldwide Climate Change

Forest & Bird disappointed at climate change ruling

Sat, 01/09/2012 - 03:01

Forest & Bird (BirdLife in New Zealand) is dismayed at the High Court decision that says the effects on climate change cannot be considered under the Resource Management Act...

Pacific New Zealand Climate Change

Foiling climate change

Sun, 01/04/2012 - 02:00

After seeding the sea with iron filings to create a carbon sink, and giant mirrors which reflect the sun’s heat back into space, comes a new geo-engineering solution which aims to maintain penguin breeding colonies in the Antarctic at their optimum temperature.

Worldwide Climate Change

Roadmap to a new global agreement – what did Durban deliver for our climate?

Tue, 13/12/2011 - 12:11

The UN climate change talks in Durban have ended and kept alive negotiations for a fair, ambitious and binding deal. But much still needs to be worked out.


BirdLife calls on governments to deliver in Durban climate change talks

Fri, 25/11/2011 - 06:44

The world’s governments need to commit to deep and fair greenhouse gas emissions reductions that gives people and ecosystems a fighting chance to adapt.


BirdLife’s key asks of Parties at UNFCCC COP 17

Sat, 12/11/2011 - 17:05

The BirdLife Partnership are calling on the parties to the Climate Change Convention to six key asks.

Europe and Central Asia

World experts discuss climate change at RSPB co-organised event

Wed, 09/11/2011 - 22:10

Some of the world’s leading experts on climate change, wildlife and natural systems gathered earlier today at the UK's Royal Society, to discuss the latest research on the ecological impacts of global warming


Migratory species conservation in the light of climate change

Mon, 07/11/2011 - 22:01

BirdLife International is supporting a proposal on addressing climate change issues for migratory species.

Worldwide Climate Change

Kenya’s environment authority advises jatropha is 'not viable' in coastal Kenya

Fri, 02/09/2011 - 10:35

Hope rise that the planting of the biofuel crop jatropha within the Coast region of Kenya is to halt.


Zwazo magazine tackles climate change

Mon, 21/02/2011 - 09:27

The latest issue of Zwazo, Nature Seychelles' (BirdLife in Seychelles) bi-annual conservation magazine is on climate change. It contains accounts of activities being taken locally, in the region and globally to mitigate and adapt to climate change.


Cross-border conservation vital to protect birds in a climate change world

Wed, 09/02/2011 - 08:38

Countries need to increase co-operation over conservation to protect birds and other wildlife in an era of climate change, according to a new continental-scale study.


Save forests. Save ourselves

Mon, 24/01/2011 - 10:35

It's now official - 2011 is the UN International year of the forests. "BirdLife welcomes the spotlight this year falling on the lungs of our planet and home to the majority of the World's biodiversity", said Dr Marco Lambertini, BirdLife International's Chief Executive.


For he’s a jolly good (Africa Climate Change) Fellow!

Thu, 06/01/2011 - 10:42

Last month David Kuria was awarded a Certificate of Completion for successfully finishing an Africa Climate Change Fellowship with the BirdLife Africa Secretariat in Nairobi, Kenya. David has had a long association with BirdLife as the Director of The Kijabe Environment Volunteers - one of the foremost Site Support Groups in Kenya....


A Chance for biodiversity in the Albertine Rift in the face of Climate Change

Mon, 20/12/2010 - 12:08

Biodiversity in Africa’s Albertine Rift, especially birds, is set to benefit from a number of measures and actions by BirdLife International that are aimed at preparing them for Climate Change...


Not perfect, but something for everyone: Cancún climate talks end with optimism renewed

Mon, 13/12/2010 - 14:47

After two weeks of intense discussion countries have reached a compromise at the climate talks in Cancún. What were the main advances from a BirdLife perspective?


Agreement close on REDD+ at Cancún

Fri, 10/12/2010 - 21:44

An agreement on REDD+ is close at climate talks in Cancún. This which would provide a mechanism for delivering financial incentives to developing countries to conserve and restore their forests.