The future of sustainable energy

01 June 2010 | Audio

Our demand for energy continues to soar, especially for the relatively cheap oil and gas that has formed the basis of how almost all of our communities have developed over the past century.
Population growth, economic development and changing consumption patterns mean that energy demand will continue increasing in the future. Andrea Athanas is Senior Programme Officer for IUCN's Business and Biodiversity Programme. Here she talks about how we can meet the increasing demand for energy without increasing the impact on natural ecosystems, such as forests, oceans and rivers.