The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, on Thursday released a study on reducing risks posed by wind farms to wildlife in Jordan.
The study, described as the first of its kind in Eastern Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, seeks to strike a balance between enhancing sustainable energy projects and protecting biodiversity in Jordan and the region.
The Cumulative Effects Assessment (CEA) of wind power projects in Tafileh, 180km southwest of Amman, is part of efforts to support the development of renewable energy and other sustainable infrastructure in the region, in compliance with international best practices in biodiversity, according to the IFC.
The assessment, which was carried out in partnership with private and public stakeholders, identifies the potential cumulative effects on biodiversity, especially on bird populations, of multiple wind power projects around the Dana Biosphere Reserve.
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