News climate change

Birdwatchers unravel effects of climate change on...

Thu, 22/10/2015
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.

Natura 2000, a haven for seabirds in simmering...

Fri, 26/06/2015
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.

Why the Emission Trading Scheme damages nature

Thu, 09/04/2015

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

Addressing climate change: why biodiversity...

Thu, 19/06/2014
A new policy report looks at the relationships between climate change adaptation and mitigation with biodiversity conservation.

Forest & Bird disappointed at climate change...

Sat, 01/09/2012
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...

Foiling climate change

Sun, 01/04/2012
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.

Roadmap to a new global agreement – what did...

Tue, 13/12/2011
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...

Fri, 25/11/2011
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
The BirdLife Partnership are calling on the parties to the Climate Change Convention to six key asks.

World experts discuss climate change at RSPB co-...

Wed, 09/11/2011
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...

Mon, 07/11/2011
BirdLife International is supporting a proposal on addressing climate change issues for migratory species.

Kenya’s environment authority advises jatropha is...

Fri, 02/09/2011
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
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...

Wed, 09/02/2011
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
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)...

Thu, 06/01/2011
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...

Mon, 20/12/2010
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...

Mon, 13/12/2010
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?