Climate Change is one of the most complex problems faced by humanity and a pressing one, as the International Panel on Climate Change already expects significant effects on global economy within the next 20 years.
Urgent actions are to be taken in the next few years if we are to prevent the worst effects of global warming.
Every aspect of our lives is already being directly or indirectly affected by climate change: our economies, our health, the food we eat, our energy supply and overall the natural environment in which we live.
Changes caused by climate change affect each country differently. Different policies, consensus-building alternatives and difficult trade-offs among legitimate interests and concerns involving questions of equity and cost-benefit effectiveness will need to be balanced under in an increasing complex scenario.
In such a context, only wise, experienced and well-resourced public and private institutions and organisations will be able to drive successfully humanity through 21st century.
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.
Thanks to the experience of our team, we are able to offer a wide range of management services to multilateral donors, public governments and other organisations, characterised by distinct assets:
We are compromised to deliver results, so that when available, additional resources of expertise and pooled services become available.
Our management services can be applied to:
Climate Change is at the forefront of multilateral policy priorities, as evidences of its impact in environment, human health and economy are already being registered.
Decision-makers and functional managers at public and private institutions are facing a pressing need to develop new policies and activities in order to mitigate GHG emissions in short, medium and long term.
This requires a deeper understanding of climate change challenges and the technologies necessary for implementing the mitigation. It requires as well advocacy and management capacities to manage difficult trade-offs among legitimate stakeholders.
In order to help our clients increase their understanding and develop new skills, EQO offers mentoring, capacity and training services tailored to the needs of our clients. These activities are managed by our in-house experts and implemented by first-class experts.
As needed, study tours and twinning programmes can be organized and E-Learning tools developed for reinforcing incorporation of new concepts.