Climate change, development imperatives and security concerns are transforming our systems of energy production, distribution and consumption; alternative energy markets are expanding as the world tries to shed its reliance on fossil fuels while still meeting growing global energy demand.
Every form of energy production can have an impact on biodiversity and people, even those portrayed as ‘green’ or ‘clean’ such as wind power or biofuels. We work to assess these impacts and make sure they are addressed and accounted for in business decisions.
IUCN’s Business and Biodiversity Programme aims at:
- Integrating biodiversity and livelihood considerations in biofuel production
- Identifying biodiversity and social safeguards for large scale renewable energy infrastructure
- Engaging with sectors such as oil and gas, mining, and building materials to promote a green economy and sustainable development