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Enveco supports urban planners in the Pacific

On a 2 year Asian Development Bank project, Enveco worked closely with scientists and urban planners in the Pacific to improve the current decision-making framework for reducing climate risk. The  results from the two pilot case studies in Fiji and Samoa, are to be replicated across the Pacific.

As a first step, we assessed each level at which planners had to make decisions to adapt their communities to climate change. We then identified gaps and developed specialised tools for each decision-making level incorporating economic as well as mapping tools and scientific data to support urban planners in long term decisions beyond the current generation.  

Enveco soothes effects on climate
A research organisation wanted to ensure that the effects of operating vessels on climate change were minimised and that emissions were offset.

Through our CarboNil programme, we designed a tailor-made emission reduction plan for the client and, with our international know-how and custom-made tools, calculated total CO2 emissions.

Emissions were then offset through a local community scheme -planting trees through our partner organisation Whaingaroa Harbour Care. 700 tons of CO2 were offset using a cost-effective and local solution.

Enveco supports decision-makers through economic research
An Australian government department needed to make decisions on how to manage its pest fish species throughout the country. Enveco was commissioned to assess economic impacts to complete the scientific research.

It was thought that the extreme lack of data would make an assessment impossible. Our thorough international research highlighted the gaps in knowledge and derived local economic impacts from existing surveys.

The report provided sound guidance to the department on the cost indication of pest fish management based on international data and estimated preliminary impact benefits and costs in Australia. 

Explaining the link between climate change and economic growth
A government watch-dog wanted to know how economic growth was related to climate change. Were carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions related to the growth of the economy? What did the relationship between these two factors look like?

A technical report discussing the complexity of this relationship to the general public was the solution to this challenge.

It showed that decoupling carbon dioxide emissions from economic growth should not be a direct policy measure, but serve as an indicator to measure the success of governmental policies.