Biodiversity, climate, ecosystems

 

 

Issues

  • Environmental issue: the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment shows human activities have caused an important loss of biodiversity during the last fifty year;
  • Development issue: an estimated 80% of this loss of biodiversity directly affects the life of the 3,2 billion people living with less than $2 per day, thus increasing their vulnerability;
  • Geopolitical issue: in a context of growing tension on access to resources, the management of biodiversity cannot depend on the states’ sovereignty alone, but calls for the creation of tools and mechanisms of international cooperation and consultation;
  • Economic issue: the value of biodiversity and of ecosystem services remains intricate to assess, but is already source of many opportunities for innovation and differentiation by companies (markets, image…).

Nomadéis’ experience

  • Contribution to the setting up and monitoring of partnerships with key actors: IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature), Conservation International, Natural History museums, organizations and NGOs, scientific teams…;
  • Knowledge of innovative financing mechanisms, such as Payments for Environmental Services (PES), of conditions and constraints for implementation;
  • Support to industrial groups with activities next to sensitive sites (Brazil, Mexico, New Caledonia…) to assess the local impact of their activities, define action plans, promote good practices;
  • Participation to international networks and expert groups on themes related to biodiversity, climate and ecosystems;
  • Monitoring of the international agenda (Nomadéis notably took part in the preparations of the 10th conference of the parties of the Convention on Biological Diversity held in Nagoya in October 2010.

Nomadéis’ offer (services examples)

  • Biodiversity assessments, impact assessments (industrial sites…);
  • Life Cycle Analysis (land use, eco-toxicity…);
  • Environmental Diagnosis (including Carbon Footprint);
  • Biodiversity strategies and action plans (companies, local authorities…);
  • Partnerships setting up (e.g. linking companies with civil society…);
  • Capitalization, promotion of good practices (case stories);
  • Corporate patronage strategies for the conservation of biodiversity;
  • Awareness-raising programmes (in-house, external);
  • Competitive intelligence (benchmarking) ;
  • Regulatory watch (norms, quality labels…)…