Colleagues in Brazil put catchy video online

Watch sociobiodiversity at work

2019-08/ Minor consumer decisions can make a major difference for the planet's biodiversity. But how to inform consumers about the background and interlinkages? The Green Markets and Sustainable Consumption project of German-Brazilian TC has produced another alluring short film that combines rational arguments with professional, poetic design. The video exemplifies Brazil nut as a product from the Amazon that is sustainably extracted and creates income for the residents, thanks to ODA support for the market chain. Explanation of sociobiodiversity at its best - so it's consumers' turn to make their move. > More NEWS

Welcome to ECO Consult

Innovation in development

Future is our daily business

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


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 27 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, stakeholder platforms like the Global Landscapes Forum keep underpinning the need for coordinated, interdisciplinary and inclusive action. > FIELDS OF WORK