News climate change

Birds are the neglected victims of global warming, says new RSPB report

Thu, 19/11/2015 - 08:51

Research shows how birds in the UK are struggling (and often failing) to adapt to climate change.

Europe and Central Asia United Kingdom Climate Change

The Messengers: What birds tell us about climate change

Thu, 19/11/2015 - 08:51

A review of the threats and solutions for nature and people through a report by Birdlife International and Audubon.

Europe and Central Asia Climate Change

'We cherish, nurture and protect life... because this is our nature'

Thu, 19/11/2015 - 08:51

Patricia Zurita (CEO of BirdLife International) and David Yarnold (president and CEO of the National Audubon Society/BirdLife in the US) present 'The Messengers', BirdLife International's climate change report.

Europe and Central Asia Climate Change

Italy is creating a 'nature network' against urbanisation and climate change

Thu, 19/11/2015 - 08:50

Lipu (BirdLife in Italy) is part of the LIFE TIB project to connect various habitat and create new ones for species escaping rising temperatures and man-made sprawls.

Europe and Central Asia Italy Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs) - Europe and Central Asia

Using nature to help nature adapt to climate change

Thu, 19/11/2015 - 08:49

BirdLife in the Netherlands and the Dutch government are connecting the country's various natural habitats to prevent species extinctions as global temperatures rise.

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

Using bioenergy may not be as green as it seems

Thu, 19/11/2015 - 08:49

Read why it's being called the "accounting error" causing global warming, and how using biofuels could be more harmful than fossil fuels.

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

Battling global warming with Belarussian bogs

Thu, 19/11/2015 - 08:47

Swamps are associated with more than just scary films. BirdLife in Belarus is working with the government to restore 51.000 ha of wetlands to combat climate change. Read how and why here.

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

Climate change's double whammy: Why we should be more worried about our oceans

Thu, 05/11/2015 - 09:20

Storms and rising sea levels are only the tip of the iceberg.

Europe and Central Asia Marine

Climate cheese: Menu changes to fight global warming

Wed, 04/11/2015 - 15:45

Anywhere from 14-50% of greenhouse gas emissions come from agriculture, but its decarbonisation is not on the EU agenda. Here's why and what needs to be done.

Europe and Central Asia Ireland Advocating for sustainable agriculture

Over 310,000 seedlings to mitigate the local impacts of climate change

Tue, 27/10/2015 - 15:18

The Association pour la Conservation de la Nature au Rwanda (ACNR), the BirdLife International partner in Rwanda, plus other partners in the region work together to enhance climate change resilience in the Lake Kivu Basin by applying the CRAG approach.

Africa Rwanda

Birdwatchers unravel effects of climate change on vulnerable species

Thu, 22/10/2015 - 09:15

New details on how birds respond to climate change have been revealed by thousands of volunteer bird watchers all over Europe, according to a study BirdLife International has contributed to.

Europe and Central Asia 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.