To combat climate change and the associated extinction of species, we need a rapid switch to renewable energies. But the energy transition is also associated with interventions in nature and landscape: Wind turbines endanger bats, hydroelectric turbines endanger fish, solar parks change the landscape and can have a significant impact on the natural balance.

How to deal with the (concrete) contradictions between climate protection and biodiversity conservation?

This question will be the focus of our digital KNE Congress on 24 June, with which the KNE will also celebrate its fifth anniversary. Founded in 2016, the Competence Centre is an institution supported by the Michael Otto Environmental Foundation and funded by the Federal Ministry for the Environment. We expect around 300 participants from nature conservation, the energy industry, associations, media and society. International energy projects will also have their say.