Objective
RWE and IUCN establish a working relationship to internalise biodiversity values into RWE policies and practices.

Expected results

This Programme will aim at delivering the following results:

  • The restoration plan for the Rhinish lignite mining area demonstrates best practices in terms of incorporating biodiversity and ecosystem considerations.
  • The application of IUCN biodiversity management tools is tested and adapted to the restoration of lignite open cast mines, including a check-list for rehabilitation that takes into account a landscape approach.
  • Based on IUCN recommendations, RWE develops a process for strengthening its biodiversity management policies and practices for the RWE Group.

Funding
The Project shall be fully funded by RWE. RWE shall also provide an “in kind” contribution in the form of technical expertise and logistical assistance.
IUCN shall manage and operate the Budget, and implements the activities in collaboration with RWE.

Governance
The overall relationship shall be managed by the Focal Points and governed by their respective line-managers.