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 Logica in Lesotho

Oiko Logica in 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 Santa Lucia

Oiko Logica is going to Santa 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).