Ecoacsa has participated in the external expert group advising the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) in the development of B-INTACT (Biodiversity Integrated Assessment and Computational Tool). This tool seeks to provide a thorough biodiversity assessment of project-level activities in the AFOLU sector, taking on both a quantitative and a qualitative approach....

Delaying action on biodiversity by just 10 years will be twice as expensive as acting immediately and make it infeasible to stabilize biodiversity intactness at even today’s degraded levels, according to the report The Urgency of Biodiversity Action, by de Vivid Economics and the Natural History Museum. ...

During One Earth One Future, the video of the new Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures was launched, with the participation of Elizabeth Maruma, Executive Secretary of the Convention of Biological Diversity (CBD); Bérangè Abba, Secretary of State of the Ministry for Ecological Transition of France, Mariuz Calvet, Director of Sustainability and Sustainable Investment of Banorte and co-chair of TNFD and Niranjan Bandokar, COF of YES Bank Group in India. ...

The latest publication by Capitals Coalition, Principles of Integrated Capital Assessments, aims to support organizations in providing guidance and consistency in how to apply a capitals approach through integrated thinking. Integrating natural, social, human and produced capital considerations provides organizations with a more holistic understanding of the system in which they operate, leading to better informed decisions with benefits for nature, people and the planet....

The Eurosystem central banks – the 19 national central banks of the euro area countries and the European Central Bank (ECB) – have defined a common stance for applying sustainable and responsible investment principles in the euro-denominated non-monetary policy portfolios that they each manage under their own responsibility. ...

Business for Nature Coalition together with its partners, has defined four high-level and accessible steps for businesses to help in their journey to becoming nature-positive. These phases consist of assess their impacts and dependencies on nature to ensure they are committing and acting on the most material ones; commit to ambitious goals and set science-based targets; act now to avoid, reduce, regenerate & restore and transform; and advocate for ambitious government policies that will scale and speed up further positive business action....

Partners of the EU-program LIFE project BooGI-BOP ("Boosting Urban Green Infrastructure Through Biodiversity-oriented Design of Business Premises") will host on February 18th 2021 from 14:30 to 16:00 pm (CET) an online seminar on “Multifuncional business premises for people and nature”. The session is addressed to facility managers. ...

Natural capital and existing market mechanisms for the sustainable management of biodiversity and ecosystems have been the protagonists chosen to close the collection on Sustainability and Natural Heritage Notebooks, by Santander Foundation. Ecoacsa participates in this work entitled: Sustainable use of the natural heritage, with a chapter on "Habitat banks and markets"....

Coinciding with the fifth anniversary of the signing of the Paris Agreement, António Guterres, Secretary General of the United Nations, has called for the entire world to declare a "state of climate emergency". In his opening message to the Climate Ambition Summit 2020, Guterres called on governments around the world to "declare a state of climate emergency in their countries until the world has reached carbon neutrality."...