Building renewable energy in balance with biodiversity
Biodiversity is our life-support system – and it is in crisis. Climate change is projected to be the biggest driver of biodiversity loss in the coming decade. As a global leader in green energy, it’s our responsibility to make a positive contribution to both climate and nature.
Tackling climate change and the biodiversity crisis together
Both renewable energy and biodiversity are critical to the future of life on earth. Operating in the energy sector, we’re acutely aware of this. The scale and speed of onshore and offshore infrastructure build needed to meet global climate goals is unprecedented. Understanding and addressing the biodiversity impact of our industry has become urgent.
This is especially true in the marine environment. Loss of marine biodiversity is weakening the ocean’s role as a key global climate regulator, while ocean-based infrastructure plays a critical role in all paths to net zero. To limit global warming to 1.5 °C and improve the health of our oceans, offshore wind energy must strengthen marine biodiversity.