Building renewables in harmony with nature
The global build-out of green energy must enhance biodiversity in habitats and among wildlife instead of diminishing it. Our ambition is to deliver a net-positive biodiversity impact from all new renewable energy projects we commission from 2030 at the latest.
Climate change is projected to be the biggest driver of biodiversity loss in the coming decade. Already, the variety of life found on land and at sea is facing extreme threat, with many species extinct or endangered. Over the past 50 years, rapid population growth, human consumption, and associated activities such as deforestation, overfishing, and pollution have caused biodiversity and ecosystems to degrade more rapidly than at any other time in human history.
Biodiversity supports all forms of life on our planet, and we have a fundamental responsibility to protect it. As we move to accelerate the global build-out of green energy to limit global warming to 1.5 °C, our work must enhance biodiversity in habitats and among wildlife instead of diminishing it. To ensure that our planet continues to be a healthy home for future generations, we need to take decisive action on both climate and nature.