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ECO assists publication of new sourcebook

Practical guide for the ambitious business of valuating EbA

2017-12/ In climate adaptation, government agencies, development organisations and NGOs increasingly want to make the case for the applicability and added value of EbA measures as opposed to (or in addition to) grey infrastructure measures. They now find practical examples and technically concise arguments in a sourcebook edited by GIZ's global project "Mainstreaming EbA", under publishing support from ECO Consult. The book offers easy-to-read, condensed methodology on how to assess EbA costs, benefits, impacts and co-benefits, and which tools to apply in the process. Further, it has made comparable 40 case studies from all global hotspots of EbA for their approaches and lessons. > More NEWS

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Promoting sustainable livelihoods in the world's emerging economies is an ever acute mission in view of regional crises and mass migration. ECO Consult combines technical and business knowledge with field competence to translate negotiated policies into action on the ground. ECO Consult assists in interventions that are economically and ecologically profitable and carry long-term pro-poor benefits. > ABOUT US

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Coming to grips with sustainability

Sincere action for development means integrated action

Sustainable development indispensably prerequires ecological integrity, economic viability and social equity. This notion underlies ECO's work as a company and is also reflected in our name. But trivial though this may appear 26 years after UNCED, sustainability remains hard to define – and even harder to apply — in practice. For instance, any attempt at reducing greenhouse-gas emissions from forest conversion will fail if we do not touch on land rights, productivity and equitable decision-making. Likewise, the Global Landscapes Forum at their recent gathering in Bonn, December 2017, again underpinned the need for coordinated, interdisciplinary and inclusive action. > Fields of Work