FIELDS OF EXPERTISE

We support the development of strategic national and regional mitigation and adaptation strategies, tackling environmental, economic and social concerns, helping decision makers and technical leaders balancing difficult trade-offs and resource constraints.

We assist the design, implementation and design of Forest Management conservation and management plans, aiming at the reduction of green-house gas emissions, biodiversity protection and reforestation, preparing the ground for the implementation of FLEGT and FSC certification schemes and REDD+ programmes.

Our approach is holistic and multidisciplinary, building upon recommendations of international bodies of reference such as the UNFCCC and the Kyoto convention. Our advisory services envisage not only the specific mitigation strategies necessary for the crucial need of reducing GHG emissions, but as well anticipate and address serious consequences on human health, biodiversity and land management, including vulnerable coastal zones.

Environmental management requires a broad and multidisciplinary vision grounded on strong scientific analytical skills. We assist institutions and private organisations in assessing the potential environmental impact of their actions, with a view to mitigate their affectation in climate change, water and land management and on human health.

Our experts are well aware of the complex nature of the challenge, where environmental aspects need to be combined with economic, cultural and social concerns. The way we manage the natural environment may affect our future capacity to find new economic opportunities granted by biodiversity and landscape beautiness. Any new environmental initiative will need to be balance against issues of economic development and food security in instable enviroments.

We support the development of strategies and policies regarding energy planning and development, resulting in a mix of measures that take into account resource constraints, cost-effectiveness and return on investment scenarios and their potential environmental impact, particularly on GHG emissions.

We focus on the development of renewable energies and on energy efficieny, as key drivers for security of energy supply and climate change mitigation.

Based on the long standing experience of the OCA Group to which we belong in energy efficieny and renewable energies technologies gained through ensuring safety and productivity of infrastructures all over the world, EQO is sources by first´-class expertise in the design, construction, installation and testing of new infrastructures.

Moreover, we supporting building, manufacturing and transport industries in increasing their levels of energy efficiency based in the best regulatory and voluntary standards.

Our experts use a combination of scenario forecasting, statistical analysis and industrial development measures, to tackle the main challenges emerging and developing economies face worldwide.

Powerful potential new sources of growth for economies are boosting international trade, entering in new value-added sectors receiving new investments or exploring new technologies based in the green economy. Moreover, continuous improvements in productivity can support a continuous diversification into higher-value sectors in agriculture, industry and services. In parallel, intensive reforms in quality infrastructure, competition policies and customs operations should continue if emerging and developing economies are to foster competitive productive and service sectors.

New opportunities of growth can be leverage while “old” drivers of growth can continue to be exploited, mitigating environmental impact and reducing social unbalances they had created in the past. Labour can shift from lower to higher productivity sectors, while remaining space for factor-accumulation-led growth can be exhausted.

EQO supports institutions and private firms developing greater capability to formulate and implement economic development plans, supporting the development of strategic planning, sector-wide development plans and identification of new growth sources.