InPositiv – Indirect positive contributions of renewable energies to nature conservation

Climate protection and nature conservation cannot be separated: The predicted climate developments will foreseeably lead to changes in landscapes and a considerable extinction of species. Renewable energies contribute to climate protection and thus to the preservation of ecosystems by saving fossil fuels. However, these positive interactions between climate and nature conservation concerns seem to be hardly perceived at the local level. The aim of this interdisciplinary project is to demonstrate indirect and direct positive contributions of renewable energies to nature and landscape conservation.

  1. Indirect and direct positive impact relationships between renewable energies and the interests of nature conservation are to be demonstrated and communicated in an exemplary manner for groups of people for whom nature conservation concerns are particularly relevant (e.g. nature conservation activists), as well as for generally interested parties. For this purpose, positive examples are worked out and prepared in the form of a brochure / a website.
  2. Develop a communication strategy to convey positive impact relationships.
  3. This will promote the acceptance of an environmentally compatible expansion of renewable energies.

Project duration

09/2020 - 12/2022

Project results

Website Erneuerbare Energien und Natur

Funded by

Bundesamt für Naturschutz

Project lead

MSH Medical School Hamburg (MSH)

Project partners

adlerschmidt gmbH kommunikationsdesign (adlerschmidt)
Bosch & Partner GmbH
Bund für Umwelt und Naturschutz Deutschland (BUND)
IÖW – Institut für ökologische Wirtschaftsforschung
löwenholz kommunikation (löwenholz)
NABU – Naturschutzbund Deutschland e. V.
Technische Universität München (TUM)
Technische Universität Dresden (TUD)
Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung GmbH – UFZ

Team at UFZ

David Manske
Dr. Reinhold Lehneis
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Daniela Thrän