Investing in Marine Protected Areas (MPA) pays off, according to the results from a pilot project to study the benefits that Mediterranean marine reserves provide to economy and society, which has been promoted by Marilles Foundation and developed in collaboration with Ecoacsa, the Balearic Center for Applied Biology (CBBA) and the British company eftec. ...

On July 22 and 23, the Menéndez Pelayo International University (UIMP) organizes the summer course “The ESG strategy at the center of the energy transformation. A decisive decade”, coordinated by EDP Spain, in which experts from different disciplines will address for a day and a half critical topics such as climate neutrality and adaptation, decarbonization through the circular economy, the value of natural capital for business, innovation for transformation, and just transition and recovery funds....

The Align project organises its first project-wide event from June 3 – 10 by attending a series of seminars and workshops dedicated to natural capital management accounting and biodiversity measurement. The first event is open to the public and will be a seminar on Natural Capital Management Accounting on 3 June (3.00- 6.00 pm CEST). Here we will be identifying biodiversity-inclusive, natural capital management accounting practices within financial institutions that the Align project can promote in future guidance. We will draw on real-life applications from ASN Bank, BNP Paribas Asset Management and ING Group to show how natural capital and biodiversity are integrated into financial decision making....

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....