Our Climate Strategy

Climate issues are bird issues, and renewable energy is one of the best ways we can help.
Gigawatts of renewable energy generation and transmission responsibly sited for deployment
Billion tons of carbon stored through natural systems that provide co-benefit to birds
Bird species on the brink due to climate change

Birds are telling us to act on climate.

There is no path to stabilizing the climate without addressing biodiversity loss and dramatically changing how we produce electricity. Audubon believes that renewable energy and natural climate solutions have important roles to play in mitigating the impact of climate change—the single greatest threat to birds and other species.

How We Work, Where We Work

Audubon supports common-sense solutions to reducing carbon emissions, including conserving and restoring forests, wetlands, and grasslands that provide important habitat for birds and serve as natural solutions for storing carbon, and investing in responsibly sited clean energy.

Climate Initiative National Staff
Sarah Rose

Sarah Rose

Vice President of Climate

Garry George

Garry George

Senior Director, Climate Strategy, National Audubon Society

James Christopher Haney

James Christopher Haney

Science Advisor, Offshore Wind Energy & Wildlife

Wendy Bredhold

Wendy Bredhold

Senior Manager, Transmission Initiative

Christopher Simmons

Christopher Simmons

Senior Manager, Public Lands Policy

Robyn Shepherd

Communications Director, Advocacy

Felice Stadler

Vice President, Government Affairs

Jesse Walls

Senior Director, Government Affairs

Brooke Bateman

Brooke Bateman

Director, Climate Science, National Audubon Society

Audubon's Climate News

Alice Madden Named as Audubon’s New Senior Director for Climate

February 21, 2024 — Madden will assume her role with the conservation organization on March 4.
An eagle flying in front of the sun.

How New Incidental Take Permits Can Protect Bald and Golden Eagles at Wind Energy Sites

February 08, 2024 — The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service has an improved permitting process that benefits eagles.
A bald eagle flies over a blue sky.

New U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Permit Expands Coverage for Wind Energy and Conservation of Eagles

February 08, 2024 — Audubon worked with partners to ensure that the permitting benefits Bald and Golden Eagle conservation.

A New Plan for Offshore Wind Research Will Help Prioritize Seabirds and Other Wildlife

January 25, 2024 — The RWSC science plan will guide offshore wind and wildlife studies along the East Coast.

Four Ways Congress Can Help Birds And People This Year

January 17, 2024 — Returning lawmakers have an opportunity to help birds, the climate, and our own communities.