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

Senior Director, Climate & Community Science

Sam Wojcicki

Senior Director, Climate Policy

Audubon's Climate News

New EPA Climate Pollution Standards Benefit Birds and People
April 25, 2024 — Cutting emissions from power plants will improve air quality and slow global temperature rise.
Why a Bigger Grid is Good for the Planet – and Birds
April 22, 2024 — Audubon is advocating for the rapid expansion of responsibly sited transmission.
A King Eider with a colorful beak bobs in the water.
Conservation and Climate Provisions Prioritized in Biden Administration’s Annual Budget Request
April 02, 2024 — The FY25 request to Congress is not binding, but indicates a commitment to efforts that benefit birds.
A brown bird perched in green leaves, looking up.
How Extreme Weather Tests Facilities Housing the Last of a Species
March 29, 2024 — Natural disasters fueled by climate change imperil critically endangered species under human care. Breeding centers must be more ready than ever to swing into action in an emergency.
Audubon Receives Forest Landowner Support Award for Bird-Friendly Maple Program
March 15, 2024 — Funding will help evaluate, unify, and scale the program in the Northeast and Midwest.