Accelerating Renewable Energy Internationally – Opportunities to Deliver on Climate and Biodiversity Goals

The Nature Conservancy

Tuesday, November 15th, 2022
13:00:00 - 14:00:00

Accelerating the transition to renewable energy is critical for progress toward Paris goals. However, conflicts over land use may slow the transition if concerns about potential impacts to biodiversity and local communities are not proactively addressed. The latest science demonstrates that there are abundant opportunities for renewable energy to be readily deployed in ways that pose low impact to biodiversity and nature. By integrating the consideration of biodiversity into energy planning, policy, siting, and markets, we can avoid or reduce conflicts, delays, and impacts to accelerate the renewable energy transition. Innovative partnerships across governments, NGOs, industry, and further segments of society provide essential opportunities to accelerate meeting climate and biodiversity goals.


  • Noor Yafai-Stroband, Europe Director of Global Policy and Inst, Partnerships at The Nature Conservancy
  • Patrick Graichen, Germany’s State Secretary for Climate
  • Florika Fink-Hooijer, Director-General for Environment, EU
  • Joana Freitas, Executive Board Member of EDP, Chair of Eurelectric’s Generation and Environment Committee and Chair of Eurelectric’s Power Plant Initiative
  • Darci Vetter, Chief External Affairs Officer, The Nature Conservancy
  • Bruce McKenney, Global Director of Renewable Energy, The Nature Conservancy
  • Jutta Paulus, Member of European Parliament