The Energy Task Force has held yearly meetings since 2016. It has developed a Work Plan 2018-2020 and identified priorities for research and future work, and opportunities for cooperation. The Global Flyways Summit in April 2018 identified a key role of the Energy Task Force in mainstreaming flyway conservation with energy infrastructure developments. The Fourth ETF meeting, held in Paris, France in September 2019 assessed progress towards the implementation of the Work Plan, agreed on a draft document for CMS COP13 (February 2020) including proposed modifications of existing resolutions/decisions, highlighted flagship experiences and projects, identified member/observer commitments and identified further opportunities for promoting ETF activities.
The ETF5 meeting offers the opportunity to review the performance of the ETF for the period 2018-2020 and plan for its next phase from 2021-2024. ETF5 is therefore expected to assess the completion and ensure the closure of the existing Work Plan, agree on a post-2020 workplan, including proposing new items and modifications of existing items, provide updates from the ETF network, discuss new research and materials to be produced and identify additional ETF flagship projects and opportunities for promoting ETF activities.
ETF5 will be followed on 2 December 2020 by a double webinar titled Renewable energy with nature at its core: the Energy Task Force. The webinars will highlight the importance of reconciling renewable energy developments with the conservation of migratory species, and showcase the work being undertaken by ETF members and observers on this crucial topic. All ETF members and observers are cordially invited to participate in the webinars, which are also open to representatives of other entities interested in becoming a member of the task force or engaging otherwise. A separate webpage and registration has been set up for this event: https://birdlife.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Qhk9OCzVSruOeb-S0xbvPQ
|ETF5/Doc.1/Rev.1||Provisional Agenda and Meeting Schedule|
|ETF5/Doc.1a||Annotated Provisional Agenda and Meeting Schedule|
|ETF5/Doc.2||Joint Report CMS-ETF Coordinator on Activities undertaken since ETF4|
|ETF5/Doc.3||Report on the Implementation Review of the ETF Workplan 2018-2020|
|ETF5/Doc.4/Rev.1||Framework ETF Workplan 2021 - 2024|
|ETF5/Inf.1||Modus Operandi of the Energy Task Force|
|ETF5/Inf.2||Energy Task Force Fundraising Brief|
|ETF5/Inf.3||Information Resources - Sustainable Deployment of Renewable Energy Technologies and Power Lines: avoiding and mitigating negative Impacts on Biodiversity|
|ETF5/Inf.4||A Green Recovery Driving Nature-Sensitive Renewable Energy Deployment|
|ETF5/Inf.5||Report of the 4th Meeting of the CMS Multi-Stakeholder Energy Task Force|
|ETF5/Inf.6||IUCN and TBC Guidelines on mitigating Biodiversity Impacts associated with Solar and Wind Energy Development|
|ETF5/Inf.7||Good Practice Handbook on the Design of Post-Construction Monitoring of Bird and Bat Fatalities Wind Energy Facilities|