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

A New Study in Wyoming Will Test Whether Black Paint Helps Birds Avoid Wind Turbines

December 27, 2023 — The research aims to evaluate the effects of contrast painting on wind turbine rotor blades in the largest such study yet.

COP28 Agreement Represents Progress for Biodiversity, But More Urgent Action is Needed

December 13, 2023 — The final agreement reached by negotiators at the COP28 summit in Dubai contained some historic language on fossil fuels and biodiversity, but ultimately represents the bare minimum of what must be done to address climate change.

New Clean Energy Legislation Package Would Help Create a Safe, Clean Future for People and Wildlife

December 13, 2023 — The Clean Electricity and Transmission Acceleration Act would streamline clean energy and transmission expansion and fund impact studies on wildlife.

To Protect Our Planet, COP Needs to Recognize the Intersection of Climate Impacts and Biodiversity Loss

December 04, 2023 — The climate and biodiversity crises cannot be addressed separately.
Two sandhill cranes flying in front of out-of-focus transmission lines.

The Race Is on to Build Big Power Lines, Clean Energy’s Missing Ingredient

November 07, 2023 — Careful siting and thoughtful construction can make transmission lines less dangerous for birds, experts say.