Energy, Ecosystems and Livelihoods – have your say!


Every energy option – even so-called “green” energy options – can impact on ecosystems. But ecosystems also have the potential to support sustainable and equitable energy and thus, conserving biodiversity and managing ecosystems can help ensure sustainable future energy strategies. At this interactive workshop, participants will have the opportunity to explore for different ecosystems:

1. What good and services do ecosystems provide that support energy options?
2. How do energy sources affect the respective ecosystem – both positively and negatively – and what are the associated livelihood impacts?
3. What management and policy tools exist to manage impacts and promote opportunities for both ecosystem services and livelihoods, and what are the gaps?

Objectives and outputs

The main objective of the workshop is to share experiences about the positive as well as negative relationships between energy systems, ecosystems and livelihoods. The results from this workshop will be used to develop a series of IUCN publications. Participants will also have the opportunity to sign up to get involved in the development of the series.

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