8 November 2018

The new Balearic law on Climate Change: Opportunities to integrate wind energy in protected areas

On 8 November, Ecorys organised a thematic workshop on The new Balearic law on Climate Change and the opportunities to integrate wind energy in protected areas. This event took place at the Island Council (Consell Insular) of Menorca, an island declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 1993. Nearly 30 people –including 6 guest speakers-  from the local and regional government, civil society groups, scholars and engineers participated in this session.


The guest speakers tackled relevant topics such as the objectives of the new Balearic Law on Climate Change, a proposal to revitalise the Es Milá wind farm (the only one in the Balearic Islands), and the impact of wind turbines on birds and the landscape. After the presentations, the rest of the participants took the floor to exchange ideas about the possibilities to integrate more wind energy in Menorca in a socially acceptable and sustainable way.


Overall, it was a successful event that engaged local actors with the common goal of improving the current energy situation in the Balearic Islands.