Building a Nature-Positive Energy Transformation
November 03, 2023
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World Wildlife Fund and the Boston Consulting Group have completed an analysis to improve our understanding of the risks and impacts associated with the rapid transition to renewable energy and propose a framework for policymakers to achieve an energy transition that avoids and minimizes impacts on communities and nature and facilitates a nature-positive future. This report sheds light on the impacts on nature if we do not take action on the climate crisis versus rapidly scaling up renewable infrastructure in order to have a more sustainable, livable climate future. The results of the analysis emphasize that a rapid transition is dramatically better for nature and society in key areas including mining, air quality, water quality, ecosystems and biodiversity, human well-being, and land area footprint. Renewables can and should be scaled up more aggressively but scaled up thoughtfully and responsibly. This includes making sure decision-makers have access to the tools and resources required to make evidence-based decisions to mitigate and/or minimize harm to nature when planning and installing renewable energy infrastructure.