Climate Change

The number one threat to birds

Sharp-tailed Grouse. Photo: J. Arthur Anderson / Audubon Photography Awards

Climate change has become our greatest conservation challenge. The National Audubon Society’s Survival by Degrees report found that two-thirds of North American birds are at risk of extinction if we don't take action. The good news is that by taking action to quickly move to net-zero carbon emissions we can protect up to 76% of these species.

Now, more than ever, we have a responsibility to be the voice of the birds and aggressively combat this urgent threat head on by rapidly reducing climate polluting emissions. That's why Audubon Washington remains focused on:

  • Advocating for 100% clean energy in the state of Washington, including a broad suite of policies - from energy standards to pricing mechanisms - that will reduce emissions fairly and equitably.
  • Ensuring resilient coastal estuaries will continue to support marine and shorebird populations along Pacific Flyway migration routes.
  • Increasing habitat protection in focused areas of Eastern Washington that are expected to provide essential habitat for birds under a future warmer climate.
  • Building a stronger, more diverse force for advocacy on climate change, to monitor birds and advance solutions that are commensurate with this threat.  
Advocacy
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Advocacy

How we fight for birds.

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Natural Solutions to Climate Change
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Natural Solutions to Climate Change

Our campaign to fight climate change the natural way

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Solar Energy: Siting it Right in the Columbia Basin
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Solar Energy: Siting it Right in the Columbia Basin

A balanced approach to 100% clean electricity

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Climate Action News Feed

Major Victories for Conservation and Climate
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Major Victories for Conservation and Climate

2021 Legislative session wrap-up

Reigning in Carbon Emissions and Advancing Justice
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Reigning in Carbon Emissions and Advancing Justice

Climate and environmental justice in the 2021 Washington State Legislature

Third Time's A Charm: State Senate Makes History Advancing Critical Climate Policy
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Third Time's A Charm: State Senate Makes History Advancing Critical Climate Policy

Clean Fuel Standard one step closer to Governor Inslee’s desk

Virtual Advocacy Day Takes Flight
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Virtual Advocacy Day Takes Flight

Over 80 Auduboners met with 25 legislators to share our 2021 policy priorities to protect birds and people

Policy Priorities for 2021
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Policy Priorities for 2021

We identified our top policy priorities for birds and people for this 2021 legislative session

Solar Energy: Siting it Right in the Columbia Basin
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Solar Energy: Siting it Right in the Columbia Basin

A balanced approach to 100% clean electricity

Audubon Washington Launches Climate Action Teams
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Audubon Washington Launches Climate Action Teams

Climate Action Teams will build political power in key legislative districts in order to pass legislation that protects birds and people

Legislative Session by the Numbers
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Legislative Session by the Numbers

What it takes to pass environmental policy

2020 Legislative Session Wraps Up with Mixed Results
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2020 Legislative Session Wraps Up with Mixed Results

Thanks to over 7,500 actions taken by Audubon members in the past two months, our 2020 policy priorities fared well, but there were a few areas where the legislature fell short

Climate Sensitive Birds in Washington

How you can help, right now