Oiko Logica in the Mediterranean with UNEP

Oiko Logica in the Mediterranean with UNEP

The Mediterranean Sea region has become a climate change hotspot, meaning that it will suffer multiple stresses and systemic failures due to climate changes. That’s what emerged from the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) released in 2013. It estimated an increase in surface mean air temperature of 2-4oC, 10-20% decreases in mean annual precipitation, increased risk of desertification, soil degradation, changes in species composition, etc., thus foreseeing serious losses on agricultural and forests production.

As a response, “The Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment and the Coastal Region of the Mediterranean” (Barcelona Convention) released the Regional Climate Change Adaptation Framework (RCCAF) at the 19th Meeting of the Contracting Parties in February 2016, urging for action.

Under this framework, the project aims to support UNEP/MAP in the preparation of the project document for the project ‘Enhancing regional climate change adaptation in the Mediterranean Marine and Coastal Areas’, funded by the GEF-Special Climate Change Fund (SCCF).

OIKO LOGICA is extremely pleased to be supporting UNEP/MAP in this important project. In fact, our work will provide a great help to the Mediterranean Regions in facing the challenges of climate change adaptation, especially in the marine and coastal environment.

Oiko proudly works again for the outstading Kingdom of Lesotho

Oiko proudly works again for the outstading Kingdom of Lesotho

In OIKO LOGICA we are proud of our extensive and unique experience in Lesotho, since 2010 we have been working and supporting this outstanding landlocked country, with such particular needs and features.

Lesotho is a kingdom, dominated by traditional chiefdoms. For more than two consecutive years, the Government of Lesotho has declared emergency on food, due to El Niño induced drought, which impacted on agriculture production and food security. OIKO LOGICA will contribute to reduce the pressure of resources through a field evaluation of the project “Improving living conditions and position of the Lesotho smallholder farmers in society through lobbying and advocacy and capacity building”. The project is implemented by Rural Self-help Development Association(RSDA) in partnership with Denmark Lesotho Network (DLN).

The purpose of the external evaluation is to assess the effectiveness, relevance, performance and overall potential sustainability of RSDA actions to reduce poverty and malnutrition and to provide a set of recommendations to steer implementation towards the expected result.

OIKO LOGICA is going to Saint Lucia

OIKO LOGICA is going to Saint Lucia

Great news! We have been awarded the GEF-GoSL project in Saint Lucia!

We will be conducting an Ecosystem Services Valuation project within the beautiful Iyanola region, the North-East coast of the tropical Caribbean Island. In a consortium with the local partner, Palm Integrated Services and Solutions Ltd. we will be analyzing and identifying mechanisms and measures to integrate the values of biodiversity into relevant national and local policies.

St. Lucia has a tropical climate strongly influenced by its broken, rugged topography. Rainfall increases and temperature decreases with altitude, and the western side of the island experiences higher rainfall. The island experiences distinct rainy and dry seasons.
The assigned Consortium and proposed team combines local and international experience with proven methodology.

The overall objective of this project is to deliver an Ecosystems Services Valuation (ESV) of the natural resources within the region. OIKO LOGICA will mobilize a multicultural and multi-skilled team with a broad experience in Ecosystem Services Valuation, with the aim to preserving biodiversity and to raise awareness on the huge economic value of marine and terrestrial ecosystems.

OIKO LOGICA with UNIDO in Costa Rica

OIKO LOGICA with UNIDO in Costa Rica

Since 2015, OIKO LOGICA has been awarded a membership in the UNIDO Climate Technology Center & Network. In 2017 we have been awarded the UNIDO/CTCN – “Designing a Standard Protocol to mainstreaming Climate Change Adaptation in local government Land Use Plans in Costa Rica”.

In consortium with Ecoplan, a local consulting firm specialized in Land Management Plans, Coastal Regulatory Plans and Management Plans.

A multi-disciplinary team of 8 experts is providing technical assistance to Secretaría Técnica Nacional Ambiental (SETENA), to create a standard operational Protocol to mainstream climate change into municipal strategic planning documents. The Protocol will guide the inclusion of climate change adaptation measures into land use planning through a participative process with the institutions, the academic community and other relevant stakeholders. The expected outcome is Technical Operational Guideline and a GIS software decision making tool to effectively enable the local institutions to introduce the environmental variable in land use plans.

OIKO LOGICA as a member of the CTCN Network

OIKO LOGICA as a member of the CTCN Network

The CTCN – Climate Technology Centre & Network, provides technical assistance all over the globe in accelerated transfer of environmentally sound technologies for low carbon and climate resilient development at the request of developing countries. The CTCN is the operational arm of the UNFCCC Technology Mechanism, hosted by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).

OIKO LOGICA was invited to be an active Member of the CTCN Network since 2015 and has been invited to collaborate directly with the CTCN in several countries since then (Madagascar, Costa Rica, etc).

OIKO LOGICA in the National Center for Environmental Technology in Peru

OIKO LOGICA in the National Center for Environmental Technology in Peru

A team of experts from OIKO LOGICA has completed an evaluation of the National Center for Environmental Technologies (Centro de Tecnología Ambiental de Perú). The German Cooperation Agency (GIZ) has sent our consortium ECI-OIKOLOGICA to complete an assessment of the different support programs in Latin America coordinated by the Regional Fund for South-South Cooperation.

The National Center for Environmental Technology is a leader in the science of human health and ecological risk assessment, a process used to determine how pollutants or other stressors may impact human health and the environment.

The center occupies a critical position generating new findings and data and the regulators in Environmental Protection programs and regional offices who must make regulatory, enforcement, and remedial action decisions.

CTA addresses the needs of stakeholders by preparing technical reports and assessments that integrate and evaluate the most up-to-date research. These products serve as a major component of the scientific foundation supporting regulations and policies. CTA also conducts cutting-edge research to develop innovative quantitative risk assessment methods and tools that help extrapolate between experimental data and real-world scenarios, improve our understanding of uncertainties, and facilitate careful weighing of evidence.

OIKO LOGICA back in Myanmar

OIKO LOGICA back in Myanmar

The World is excited about the transition of the Myanmar to democracy. After five decades of military regime, the country is making firm steps to democratic government and free open market. OIKOLOGICA, with PROMAN is supporting the Ministry of Finance in this challenging transformation.

Innovate financing for climate change

Innovate financing for climate change

For those interested in understanding how finance is important for climate change and how innovative financing arrangements can help combat poverty and renewable energies, this Lab is a good source of inspiration. Very illustrative experiences on how public finance can play an instrumental role on climate change adpatation and mitigation.
People think that climate change is about costal destruction, temperature, poor households being affected by cyclone and floods, etc. which is right! But the only way to PREVENT this from happening is providing insurance for farmers, funding for innovative energy financing in non commercial setting and other basket funds and financial arrangements which are NOT supported by commercial traditional banks.

Mid-Term Review of Promotion of inclusive and sustainable growth in the Agricultural Sector: Fisheries and Livestock

Mid-Term Review of Promotion of inclusive and sustainable growth in the Agricultural Sector: Fisheries and Livestock

This spring we are going back to Asia, This time, one of our favorite countries: Cambodia. Our team will be analyzing on of the Donors most relevant Programs (26 Mill US) supporting the agriculture sector, while ensuring sustainable and equitable growth for the benefit of the entire rural population of Cambodia.

Our mission is to evaluate The Programme: “Promotion of inclusive and sustainable growth in the Agricultural Sector: Fisheries and Livestock, focusing on four of the five key program areas of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF): Improving fishermen productivity & diversifying agriculture sectors; Promoting local market access of agriculture products of poor households and enabling management of sustainable fishery resources.

The Global Climate Change Alliance +

The Global Climate Change Alliance +

In April, OIKO LOGICA will be working in partnership with AECOM Europe in a new project to formulate a new Climate Change Program. The GCCA+ will foster policy dialogue with vulnerable countries and exchange of experiences in the context of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

The new GCCA+ will provide vulnerable countries in Africa, Asia, The Caribbean and Pacific, primarily Island States, technical and financial support to climate vulnerable developing countries and regions.

The GCCA+ will concentrate on the integration of climate change and disaster risk reduction into development planning processes at different levels, including budgeting and monitoring systems.

We are proud to contribute to climate solutions in priority areas in the fields of community resilience to climate change, climate finance, adaptation and mitigation synergies, ecosystem-based adaptation, gender issues, urban development, climate-induced migration and more, as these topics become increasingly significant for development and policy agendas.