Climate change is by far the biggest threat to the birds that we love. That’s why Audubon works for solutions to counteract the effects of climate change and achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. This means not only dramatically reducing carbon emissions, but offsetting what we cannot eliminate, for instance by maintaining healthy forests or supporting sustainable agricultural practices.
Audubon's Renewables Policy
Thanks to major advances in technology, renewable energy has become increasingly more affordable and obtainable for both businesses and individual homes. That’s good news for people and birds, since adopting renewable energy is critical to reducing pollution, lowering global temperatures, and preserving the places that birds need to survive. That’s why Audubon strongly supports renewable energy – including solar, wind, and geothermal power – that is properly sited in ways that avoid, minimize, and mitigate negative impacts on birds and other wildlife. We also advocate that Congress and wildlife agencies should ensure strong enforcement of laws that protect birds and wildlife, like the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.
Audubon's Federal Campaign
Audubon works with federal decision makers both in the nation’s capital and at home in their backyards to achieve common sense solutions to climate change. We engage with our 1.8 million members and the 45 million Americans who consider themselves bird lovers to make complex environmental impacts tangible.
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Audubon's State and Local Campaigns
Audubon is local everywhere. With leadership in 18 state and regional offices, and with chapters and members in all 50 states, Audubon has the presence and a committed membership to react to our changing climate in communities across the country. Our national staff works with our local offices and partners to find solutions that make sense for each region where we work, and that resonate on a wider level to help create lasting protections for birds and the places they need nationwide.
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Audubon's Climate Science
From community science observations to in-depth research from our staff scientists, Audubon applies its cutting-edge science in conservation, mitigation, and adaptation efforts across the United States and into Central and South America, where many of America’s climate-sensitive birds spend their winters.
Audubon Report Shows That Important Bird Habitats are Key Natural Solutions to Climate Change
The Future of Birds in Our National Parks
Audubon's Climate News
What Offshore Wind Energy Can Teach Us About Seabirds
Here’s What the Inflation Reduction Act Can Do for You
Minnesota’s New Carbon-Free Energy Plan is a Win for Birds and People
Migrating Male Birds Race Ahead to Keep Up with Spring’s Early Arrival
Study Identifies Areas Most Likely to Sustain Biodiversity in a Changing Climate
The Audubon Guide to Climate Action
Survival by Degrees: 389 Bird Species on the Brink
Climate Initiative National Leadership
Director, Clean Energy Initiative, National Audubon Society
Chief Executive Officer and Ex Officio Board Director
Vice President, Political Affairs
Director, State and Local Climate Strategy
Vice President of Climate
Communications Director, Advocacy
Senior Director, Government Affairs