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Powering Nature – Innovating Energy for Biodiversity

11 December - Keynote 1


The contribution of the energy sector to climate change is well-known and well-documented. However, the impact of the energy sector on the biodiversity crisis is often overlooked. Exploration of and production of fossil fuels has a profound impact on biodiversity at extraction sites, and even the construction of renewable energy projects can lead to the deterioration of local ecosystems. At the same time, the infrastructure on which energy projects rely is often dependent on biodiverse ecosystems, such as mangroves and flood plains, to protect them from natural disasters.


In this session, key stakeholders in the renewable energy sector will outline how energy projects can be developed that serve as solutions to both the climate and biodiversity crises. They will discuss the challenges and opportunities offered by embracing a nature-positive green transition, and highlight examples of best practice in the industry

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Noor Yafai-Stroband


Europe Director Global Policy and Institutional Partnerships, The Nature Conservancy

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Emilio Tejedor


Head of Environment & Quality,


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Kristian Ruby


Secretary General, Eurelectric

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Elise Croll


Director, Environmental Services, Hydro One

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