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January 24th, 2017
European Business @ Biodiversity platform open survey
The European Commission believes that businesses have a strong role to play in halting the loss of biodiversity. In fact, European Business and Biodiversity Platform (EU B@B Platform), of which Ecoacsa Reserva de Biodiversidad is Full Member, has launched an open survey to strengthen our mutual engagement in the integration of natural capital and biodiversity into business practices and help to halt biological diversity loss.
If you carry out your work in the field of biodiversity and believe in collaborative work and constructive criticism, your knowledge and experience are vital in this survey. Thank you very much for participating!
You´ll find more information about the survey in the following link.
December 2nd, 2016
Economic, environmental and social opportunities of mainstreaming natural capital into decision-making processes
Conama 2016 ha been extremely productive and interesting this year. After four intense days, 150 technical events and more than 7,000 attendees, the 2016 edition closed its doors with a wealth of lessons learned, projects upon which to reflect, consolidated initiatives and others that are becoming real and ideas to continue defending that the answer to the challenges that lie ahead is green. Technical session no. 18 (ST18), coordinated by David Álvarez, Executive Director of Ecoacsa Reserva de Biodiversidad, was dedicated to natural capital and during this session the presentation of the Natural Capital Protocol was conducted, as well as examples of successful regional initiatives and entrepreneurs that incorporate natural capital into their respective strategies.
For further information, click this link.
November 24th, 2016
Den Hague Business Accord on Natural Capital
To contribute to the sustainable management and conservation of natural capital a number of companies have committed to work on the theme of natural capital in the post Platform Biodiversity, Ecosystems and Economy (PBEE) era (i.e. 2017 and beyond) and to integrate the subject more deeply in their daily operations using some practical business steps. The commitment made by these companies is set out in the Den Hague Business Accord on Natural Capital.
Corporate frontrunners support the Den Haag Business Accord on Natural Capital. This is a diverse group of large, internationally operating companies, small and medium sized enterprises, and start-ups. Each and every one of those companies has already embraced the necessary changes, in their corporate strategies, and in their value chains. Because dealing in a responsible manner with natural capital reduces dependency and offers opportunities.
For further information about Den Haag Business Accord on Natural Capital, click the following link.
October 7th, 2017
The Natural Capital Summit, a leading forum on sustainable management of natural resources
• The Natural Capital Summit is an event organised by Ecoacsa Reserva de Biodiversidad, Fundación CONAMA and Fundación Global Nature
• The event was supported by partner companies like Calidad Pascual, Ferrovial, Gas Natural Fenosa, LafargeHolcim and Red Eléctrica de España
Madrid, 7 October 2016. The Natural Capital Summit was held on October 5 and 6 in Madrid. The well-attended event has gathered experts, companies, administrations and non-for-profit entities that are innovating in natural capital management and who shared their successful experiences regarding the sustainable use of natural resources.
The participants had the chance to learn first-hand the barriers and challenges related to the integration of natural capital in business strategies as well as the opportunities identified by those entities that have already taken the first steps.
The Natural Capital Summit was organized by Ecoacsa Reserva de Biodiversidad, Fundación CONAMA and Fundación Global Nature and included more than 60 speakers from national and international entities. The event has provided participants with an overview of the emerging natural capital sector, from its European framework and development to its main tools and the opportunities in terms of corporate innovation and new business models. In addition, the event addressed the role of administrations and entities in the third sector as key collaborators for the introduction and development of suitable resource management initiatives.
One of the most relevant addressed concepts was the Natural Capital Protocol, a standardized framework designed to provide reliable information to businesses about their relationship with the environment and facilitate the decision-making process based on reliable indicators related to the natural capital.
May 30th, 2016
The countdown to the Natural Capital Summit begins
The countdown to the Natural Capital Summit has begun. The event will take place in Madrid on 5 th and 6th October and is organised by Ecoacsa Reserva de Biodiversidad, Fundación CONAMA and Fundación Global Nature with the aim of bringing the natural capital concept closer to Spain, show the opportunities offered by its integration into organisations and various initiatives being developed at national and international level.
This conference will be dedicated to finding answers to questions such as: What is natural capital? What is natural capital for? In what extent does natural capital benefit companies and society? What international initiatives exist? How can natural capital be measured and valued? This information is critical in order to inform long-term decisions that benefit people, planet and profit.
The presentation of the Natural Capital Coalition’s first global Natural Capital Protocol, will play a key role in the Summit. The Coalition is made up of over 200 organizations from over 24 countries and extending over 5 continents. They have worked collaboratively with over 40 leading organisations in the development of the Natural Capital Protocol and two supporting Sector Guides: the Food & Beverage and Apparel Sector Guides. The Protocol provides businesses with a standardized framework with which to measure and value their direct and indirect impacts and dependencies on natural capital, and guidance on how to use this information to inform strategic decision making in business.
Numerous national and international actors from a wide range of industries in both the public and private sectors will participate in the event, and will take the opportunity to share their knowledge of the challenges and opportunities involved in systematically integrating their relationships with nature into the core strategy and operations of their organisations.
The Summit is additionally supported by the European Commission through the Business@Biodiversity initiative, central, regional and local administrations as well as Forética, only Spanish representative of World Business Council of Sustainable Development (WBCSD), and Asociación para la Sostenibilidad y el Progreso de las Sociedades (ASYPS —Association for Sustainability and Societies Progress—).
October 13th, 2015
Ecoacsa is member of the Natural Capital Coalition
Ecoacsa has become part of the National Capital Coalition (NCC), a global platform that brings together the many different initiatives and organizations working in natural capital projects under a common vision: a world in which business conserves and enhances natural capital.
As part of this global initiative, Ecoacsa supports the principles on which NCC´s mission is based:
- To bring together the many approaches to natural capital under one vision, sharing and promoting best practices.
- To build the business case for integrating natural capital into decision making.
- To develop, test and encourage the use of a standardized Natural Capital Protocol and sector guides.
- To support a shift in corporate behaviour to enhance rather than deplete natural capital.
- To support the evolution of an enabling policy environment and access to reliable data.
April 8th, 2015
We want to improve and be a useful information reference, would you kindly help us?
When 2015 started, in Ecoacsa we decided to launch various initiatives to improve in everything we do. Today we launch one of them, a survey with which we seek to better understand the interests of readers of our daily content published on Mercados de Medio Ambiente, our informative platform.
Would you kindly help us to improve and to be a useful information tool? The following link will redirect you to the brief survey we have made. To complete it just takes a couple of minutes. Thank you very much for your cooperation.
February 20th, 2015
Interview with Radio France International
In order to know what are environmental markets and, in particular, what is habitat banking idiosyncrasies (also known as nature conservation or biodiversity bank), Radio France International has contacted us to participate in a radio interview.
This is the link to the podcast.
February 09th, 2015
Ecoacsa, member of the EU Platform Business @ Biodiversity Advisory Committee
Brussels has recently welcomed the first annual meeting of Business @ Biodiversity Platform (EU Business @ Platform) Advisory Committee, whose second phase was launched by the European Commission last year.
Ecoacsa has participated for the first time in the appointment as a member of the Commission the perspective of an SME geared entirely to the conservation of biodiversity.Advisory Committee of the EU initiative, contributing to incorporate to European.
January 22th, 2015
FSC Spain has recently launched the study FSC certification in Spain and its contribution to the improvement of ecosystem services, to whose elaboration Ecoacsa has contributed along with a full panel of experts in FSC certification, forest management, forest products marketing, ecosystem services and biodiversity.
It has been an exciting job and a very rewarding challenge for the breadth of issues under discussion, the interesting research work undertaken and the rewarding experience to work with other experts from different disciplines and achieve among all one of the most complete and updated reports on forest certification in Spain and the employment and natural value creation opportunities provided by this sector.
November 21th, 2014
Ecoacsa participates in CONAMA 2014
Ecoacsa will actively participate in the upcoming National Environment Conference (CONAMA) that will be held in Madrid next week and will bring in thousands of environmental professionals.
David Alvarez Garcia, Executive Director of the company will participate in several meetings about Sustainability, Natural Capital and Bank Habitat.
November 18th, 2014
Ecoacsa attends the First Annual Conference first Annual Conference of the EU B@B Platform
As a member of the EU Business and Biodiversity Platform Ecoacsa attendeds the Annual Conference of the EU Business & Biodiversity platform. This conference will present the experiences , suggestions and actions related to business and biodiversity in the European Union.
You can more information find on the link to our blog:
November 17th, 2014
Ecoacsa participates on behalf of the Biodiversity Foundation in the development of the infographic and the quadriptych: "Land Stewardship and Conservation Banking, a successful relationship", which highlights the role of land trusts in conservation banks.
The quadriptych was successfully presented at the First European Conference about Land Stewardship, and the infographic was recently published by the Biodiversity Foundation. You can see it by clicking the image:
October 10th, 2014
Ecoacsa at COP12 to the Convention on Biological Diversity in Korea
David Alvarez Garcia attends the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity in Korea. In this meeting, parties are negociating measures to accelerate the implementation of the Strategic Plan 2011-2020 and the provision of public and private resources to achieve the Aichi targets.
Ecoacsa has published a document to disclose the objectives of the COP to the CBD:
August 1st, 2014
Ecoacsa is invited to participate in a side-event of the COP 12 to the CBD
As a member of the "EU Platform Business and Biodiversity" Ecoacsa has been invited by CDC "Mission Economie de la Biodiversité" to participate in side event of the COP 12 to the CBD. This event will be about guarantees of compensation mechanisms.
June 15th, 2014
Ecoacsa as full member of the EU Business and Biodiversity Platform
Ecoacsa participates as "full member" in EU Business and Biodiversity Platform, a forum created to discuss tools and strategies for integrating biodiversity into business lines.
As a "full member" Ecoacsa is actively involved in different lines of work that are being developed:
June 3th, 2014
Ecoacsa participates in "To No Net Loss of Biodiversity and Beyond" Conference taking place in London
David Álvarez García has participated in the "Session 4 - Mappin Pavilion: Mitigation Offsets in the EU including" group. He discusses what the situation of conservation banks in the Spanish legislation.
May 22th, 2014
Ecoacsa attends the MAES High Level Conference presentation in Brussels .
On May 22th held the High Level presentation of the project MAES (Mapping and Assessment of Ecosystems and Their Services) in Brussels , to which Ecoacsa was invited and to which attended numerous experts and political leaders of the new trends consideration of ecosystem services:
May 20th, 2014
Ecoacsa participates in the "High River" organized by the "Volunteer Rivers" project developed by the Foundation Tormes and Duero River Basin.
On May 20th was in the Cistiérniga an interesting conference organized to convey mayors, councilors and technicians of local councils, smaller local authorities and associations related to the basin of the river Tormes the importance of preserving our waterways
May 7th, 2014
Ecoacsa is selected as one of the 35 pre-finalists of the Awards EmprendeVer Network. In this awards, Ecacsa participates in the category «Grow and Consolidate». In this category there are 15 pre-finalists who will participate in a training program taught by IESE throughout the month of May:
Nominations «Grow and Consolidate»
May 6th, 2014
Ecoacsa goes to the «National mitigation & ecosystem banking conference» at Denver.
This year Ecoacsa has been at the annual habitat banking meeting in Denver. In a post of our blog «Bancos de Hábitat» David Álvarez has told us about his conclussions of the meeting:
National mitigation & ecosystem banking conference
April 30th, 2014
Conama's Working Groups Meeting starts
Each two years National Environmental Meeting (CONAMA), starts the preparation working groups meetings to develop the areas of work propossed for this year meeting. Again, this works will be presented in november .
March 14th, 2014
Spanish Government has aproved teh National Register of Footprint Carbon Offset Projects and Carbon Absorption
Today has been aproved in the Congreso de los Diputados of Spain the Real Decreto,that allows the National Register where can be inscribed organizations who has meassure its footprint and has the intention to reduce and organizations with carbon sinks projects . For further information:
March 7th, 2014
Ecoacsa will participate next April 2nd in the meeting "El papel de la custodia del territorio y los bancos de conservación como instrumentos de fomento de la biodiversidad"
David Álvarez will participate in the final round table about «Financial tools in biodiversity conservation: profits and risks» . For further information:
November 28th, 2013
Environmental Assessment Act was adopted in Spain as a point of entry to Conservation Banking.
Today has been aproved in the Congreso de los Diputados of Spain the Environmental Assessment Act, in which Conservation Banking is included as a tool to improve the efectiveness of the unavoidable impacts offseting in Spain. For further information you can read the press release:
October 10th, 2013
Ecoacsa and the Valencia Civi Engineering Association organize the Course Jornada Bancos de Hábitat y Mercados Ambientales y su relación con la Ingeniería Civil
Ecoacsa and the Valencia Civi Engineering Association have organized a course about Habitat Banking and Environmental Markets for the nexte November 27th. in Valencia. In this course it will be dicussed about market tools and the benefits of habitat banking for Civil Engineers. For further Information:
September 30th, 2013
Ecoacsa and the Instituto Superior de Medio Ambiente organize an Habitat Banking course
Ecoacsa and the Instituto Superior de Medio Ambiente have organizaed an Habitat Banking Course for the next October 29th. In this course it will be discussed every details about this new tool in the new Spanish Environmental Policy. For furher information:
September 20th, 2013
Ecoacsa launches its infographic "Bancos de Conservación"
Ecoacsa llaunches its infographic "Bancos de Conservación"to explain in a vicual way what is Conservation Banking and what are its advatages:
July 3th, 2013
Ecoacsa takes part to the Europen Commission "No Net Loss of Ecosystems and their Services (WG-NNL)" Workin Group Meeting
Ecoacsa attends to the Europen Commission "No Net Loss of Ecosystems and their Services (WG-NNL)" Workin Group Meeting. In this working Goup no net loss policies are debated with the aim to avoid biodiversity losses in UE.
April 24th, 2013
Ecoacsa becomes a part of th Business and Biodiversity Offset Programme(BBOP) Advisory Group
From this April Ecoacsa becomes part BBOP, an international group of companies, financial institutions, government agencies and civil society organizations with the aim to find tools for biodiversity management in business for achieve a biodiversity "no net loss ".
April 7th, 2013
Ecoacsa is interviewed by El Pais Newspaper
David Álvarez and Isabel González were interviewed las april 7th by El Pais newspaper, at its section "Talents who risk"
February 28th, 2013
"Mercados de Medio Ambiente" presentation meeting was succesfully
Last February 21th, at the presentation meeting of Mercados de Medio Ambiente there was plenty of people who were interested about environmental conservation based on market tools. The meeting was really interesting. You can see the conclusions video :
February 11th, 2013
Ecoacsa presents its website "Mercados de Medio Ambiente" at a meeting about environmental conservation market tools on February 21th
Next February 21th ecoacsa will present its website "Mercados de Medio Ambiente" at a meeting about environmental conservation based on market tools, at the Instituto Superior de Medio Ambiente. For further information you can visit our website Mercados de Medio Ambiente:
November 27th, 2012
Habitat Banking Technical Meeting in CONAMA
Technical Meeting about "Land Stewardship and financial tools in nature conservation: Habitat Banking”has been hold at National Environmental Meeting (CONAMA), in which ecoacsa has participated. It was a broad view about habitat banking, from its definition to spanish habitat banking future.
November 26th, 2012
Ecoacsa publishes his book habitat banking
Ecoacsa presents the book habitat banking as a tool to divulge what habitat banking is.
Ecoacsa begins PEPIBH
Ecoacsa begins the first Habitat Banking Pilot Experiences Programme in Spain. With this programme Ecoacsa wants to indentify a model to develop this tool in Spain.
To difund this initiative ecoacsa is creating the web site:
October 24th, 2012
Ecoacsa launches its web site called “Mercados de Medio Ambiente” in “beta”
Ecoacsa launches in “test mode” its informative website related to Environmental Markets. This website is intended to be a link between society, business and rural environments, for environmental preservation.
September 5th, 2012
Ecoacsa participates in Habitat Banking Technical Meeting in CONAMA 2012
Ecoacsa takes part of the Technical Meeting about: Land Stewardship and financial tolos in nature conservation: Habitat Banking”for the Environmental National Meeting (CONAMA).
In this meeting, habitat banking will be described as a useful tool to finance nature conservation actions in Spain.
July 4th, 2012
Ecoacsa changes its image and renews its website
Ecoacsa renews its look by the corporative web site change.
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