For Integrated and Sustainable                  development.
EcoCoast Consultancy
EcoCoast Consultancy
Expertise
Projects EU NEAP Russia EU Black Sea Cooperation ICZM / EBRD Pro-biodiversity business support EU Sustainble and Integrated Land Use of the Eurasian Steppe WB ICZM Georgia GIZ Rural Economic Development Tajikistan, WECOOP II
Green economy and Pro-Biodiversty Business Green   economy   isbased   on   sustainable   use   of   natural   resources,   reducung   the   ecological   footprint   of   business and local population. Re-use of resources, which may be water, energy etc. is the basis of a green economy. Conversion   towards   a   green   economy   is   not   that   easy   as   the   overall   income   should   not   drop   to   much   during   the conversion. Alternative   has   to   be   tought   of   in   advance   to   overcome   the   conversion   period.   This   may   be   through added value of otherproducts or diversivication to other added value lines. Sustainable   business   development   is   a   tool   or   biodiversity   conservation   and   rural   development.   Important instruments   are   business   sector   development,   community   assessment,   business   plans,   ecosystem   analysis, identification of sustainable natural resources. The   essence   of   biodiversity   development   is   stimulating   these   business   opportunity   which   in   themselves   are sustainable   due   to   their   dependence   of   natural   resources.   In   later   stage   other   less   self   regulating   business sectors can be promoted, which need more community regulation. As   any   business   is   dependent   on   the   chain   of   producer,   whole   sale,   production   and   sale   business   chain analysis have to be carried out to estimate the volumes which can be produced and traded. 
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