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7 reasons why this month’s Biodiversity...

Thu, 15/11/2018
From 17th – 29th November, governments from across the world will meet at the UN Biodiversity Conference in Egypt to review progress towards conserving biodiversity for people and planet and start to craft a new deal for nature and people – and BirdLife will be attending. The summit will tackle critical issues relevant to all of us. We list the highlights.
The summit will address how best to conserve the world's migration superhighways © Shutterstock

Everything you need to know about our upcoming...

Mon, 26/03/2018
This April, some of the greatest minds of the conservation world will assemble at a global summit in Abu Dhabi, to thrash out the issues threatening our migratory birds. Below, we give a summary of the pressing topics we’ll be discussing.

Devastating blow for wildlife and climate

Thu, 25/01/2018

Thursday, 18 January 2018’s vote by MEPs on the future of renewable energy in Europe wa

The White-tailed Sea-eagle is one of the species most vulnerable to wind farms © www.volganet.ru

New study pinpoints birds of prey as hardest hit...

Tue, 31/10/2017
A new study reveals which bird and bat species are most at risk of collision with wind turbines, with raptors and migratory birds coming top of the list. This research is the first to take a global view of the problem, pinpointing possible solutions to allow birds, bats and wind farms to share the skies.
The Energy Task Force is working hard to minimise the impact of installations like this wind turbine in Lorraine, France © Ppictures/Shutterstock

Bird-friendly renewable energy: introducing the...

Fri, 13/10/2017
New techniques and an international Task Force are helping to make renewable energy projects more bird-friendly than ever before

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...

It’s time to redesign Europe’s renewable energy...

Wed, 10/02/2016
By 2030, a third of the EU’s energy should come from renewable resources. But this may not automatically make it ‘greener’.

...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.

Europe’s wildlife needs renewables success

Thu, 26/11/2015
Wildlife in Europe needs the transition from polluting energy sources to renewables to be a success, according to a new study.

Will the EU's Energy Union prevent a climate...

Thu, 19/11/2015
It all depends on investment, clear planning, and the political and industrial will to do the right thing.

Migrating through the energy maze

Tue, 01/09/2015
Energy production is increasingly catching up to illegal killing, poisoning and habitat destruction as a major danger to migratory birds.

Regional Workshop on Mainstreaming Migratory...

Sat, 15/12/2012
The workshop will bring together leading experts from both the energy and nature conservation sectors to tackle bird mortality in energy infrastructure in the Middle East Region

Committing to sustainable electricity grids in...

Thu, 06/12/2012
One way to improve how we source our electricity is to move to renewable energy. RGI, a partnership of green NGOs and grid operators promotes the expansion of renewable energy generation and the modernisation of transmission capacity in Europe. On Wednesday 5 December, RGI partners, including BirdLife Europe, launched a new major report and a declaration that they presented to Commissioners Oettinger and Potočnik.

National renewable energy Action Plan in Bulgaria...

Thu, 01/11/2012
Bulgaria has started implementing the regulations of the National Renewable Energy Action Plan 2011 – 2020.

Managing Effects of Wind Power on Birds and Bats

Tue, 30/10/2012
The ‘Birds and Bats Master Class’ being held in conjunction with the Clean Technology Fund’s Pilot Countries meeting will enable a range of different parties to come together, including countries where more wind projects are expected in the pipeline.

Solar, wind and ocean energy ‘greenest’ for...

Tue, 22/11/2011
Energy from the sun, wind and oceans can be harnessed without harm to Europe’s birds and other wildlife, but European and national governments must step up to the challenge, according to a report released on Tuesday 22 November, in Brussels. Leading conservation body BirdLife Europe has added its voice to call for a renewables revolution to combat climate change.

BirdLife Europe calls for a renewables revolution...

Tue, 15/11/2011
With the launch of its new report, Meeting Europe’s Renewable Energy Targets in Harmony with Nature, in Brussels on 22 November, BirdLife Europe wants to show how we can meet our 2020 renewable energy targets without impacting on wildlife.