Report on Good Practices for Increasing Biodiversity Protection at All Stages of Wind Farms’ Lifecycle
To meet the EU target of reducing emissions by 55% by 2030, the European Commission has set a goal for the overall energy mix to comprise at least 40% renewables (Fit for 55 package). This necessitates a massive scale-up of renewable energy production, including offshore wind energy production, which has the highest potential in the EU.
This report documents the findings of the survey conducted within the context of EUKI project Wind4Bio and the “Activity I.1”, titled ‘Identification, collection, and sharing of good practices, case studies and technologies for increasing biodiversity protection at all stages of wind farms’ lifecycle’. Project partners collected good practices and new technologies for increased biodiversity protection in wind farms from their respective territories, as well as cases to avoid. The report presents and analyses the survey results and elaborates on key findings that emerged throughout the analysis, providing recommendations for increasing biodiversity protection during the lifecycle of wind farms.
The conclusion of the report will be used, among other findings, by University of Patras (UPAT) to develop a biodiversity risk management framework addressed to public administration and energy and environmental agencies on how to assess possible biodiversity risks in wind farms and adopt suitable mitigation measures.