COP23 Side Event: Promoting Renewable Energy Deployment in Harmony with Nature

Bonn, 13 November 2017 -  the Multi-stakeholder Energy Task Force convened under the auspices of the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) is holding a side event tomorrow in the margins of the 23rd Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC COP23).

Achieving the goals set at the Paris Climate Conference in 2015 requires a rapid transition from fossil fuels to renewable energies.  However, if poorly planned, the deployment of new technologies could have negative impacts on nature, compromising the efforts being made to meet the relevant Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and other international commitments under treaties such as CMS and its related agreements.

Speakers at the side event include Dr Christiane Paulus, Deputy Director-General of Nature Conservation at the German Federal Ministry of the Environment (BMUB), Sebastian Scholz of NABU, the German Nature and Biodiversity Conservation Union, Andreas Streit, Executive Secretary of EUROBATS and John Lanchbery, Principal Climate Change Advisor of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB, the UK BirdLife Partner).  The speakers will share experiences and best practices to avoid or mitigate risks  to wildlife associated with renewable energies.

The event takes place in Indigenous Peoples’ Pavilion in the Bonn Zone of the UNFCCC COP23 in the Rheinaue Park starting at 11:00am.  More details can be found on this flyer:

Download the Program of the Side Event

Last updated on 14 November 2017