The partners of the European COMFOR SUDOE project invite experts, research organizations, academia, conservation entities and other social actors to propose papers and case studies on the identification of the most appropriate methodologies for the valuation of natural assets and ecosystem services provided by complex forests of Southwestern Europe. The call also seeks to identify projects that integrate the monetary and non-monetary valuation of natural assets and ecosystem services of mixed and irregular forests in management models or whose application has resulted in significant changes in the habitats where the valuation was conducted....

The Align project - Aligning accounting approaches for nature - will support businesses, financial institutions and other stakeholders in developing standardised natural capital accounting practices, including a standardised approach to biodiversity measurement. The project is funded by the European Commission, and led by WCMC Europe, Capitals Coalition, Arcadis, ICF and UNEP-WCMC....

The Digital Panel of the Ethics and SDG Commission of the EU Chamber of Technology (EUTEC, for its acronym in English) is promoting a series of online sessions on different current topics that seek to facilitate knowledge and discussion in order to increase the competitiveness of Europe, European companies and their professionals. Ecoacsa has been invited to participate in the event dedicated to "Social Ecological Transition", which seeks to address solutions that respond to the current ecological and economic situation, as well as the biophysical and cultural crises in which we are immersed. ...

Within the current climate, ecological and health crisis context and given the need to contribute to a green and low-carbon recovery, members of the Technical Committee 6 of Conama 2020 on «The future of climate and nature-related risks and their financial impacts” have launched a consultation that addresses these critical issues....

Collaborating and establishing bridges in order to learn and share knowledge is one of our top priorities in Ecoacsa. Recently, we have joined the Latin American Natural Capital Accounting Community (ComLAC), whose members meet every month to expand their experience on the application of natural capital accounting approaches to inform sustainable management decisions of the natural environment....

The continuous challenge in the search for sustainability represents an increasingly relevant demand in the management of companies. A group of Brazilian companies committed to moving towards a new sustainable economy have opted for the LIFE Certification to highlight the important role that the business sector plays in conserving natural capital. The LIFE Methodology and Certification have been adapted to Europe by Ecoacsa, and the first pilots will begin with leading Spanish companies next November....

The Spanish Green Growth Group has published 34 examples of green economy, a compendium of successful business cases aligned with a sustainable development model that contributes to competitiveness, job and value creation for companies and society as a whole. The document collects various examples of the 34 GECV members that represent a determined commitment to advance towards sustainability, decarbonization, the integration of nature into decision-making, the promotion of collaboration, innovation and the circular economy....

On October 28 we present in a partner event organised in the framework of the EU Green Week the results of the We Value Nature pilot project on integration of natural capital in public and private sector decision-making for climate resilience and biodiversity in Cabo de Gata-Níjar (Spain) developed with Ecoacsa. We Value Nature is an EU Horizon 2020-funded three-year campaign (November 2018 – October 2021) supporting businesses and the natural capital community across Europe with the aim of making valuing nature the new normal for business. The campaign reinforces and boosts the work of the Capitals Coalition, helping businesses make smarter decisions that benefit themselves, society and the planet as a whole....