Biodiversity and management of natural resources Projects

Strengthening and replication of ecotourism achievements in the protected areas of Sub-Saharan Africa

The European Union has been supporting the conservation of biodiversity in protected areas of Sub-Saharan Africa for several decades. Among the multiple actions supported, several have focused on the development of tourism as the main ecosystem service provided by these protected areas. In view of the continuing debates on the environmental, social and economic costs …

Framework contract for the provision of support for the monitoring of LIFE projects (action grants and operating grants) communication about the LIFE programme and other related activities

LIFE (L’Instrument Financier pour l’Environnement) is the main European Commission funding mechanism for improving the state of the environment in the European Union. It was created in 1992. The LIFE budget is €3.4 billion for the 2014-2020 programme. The present contract deals with the monitoring of all LIFE brands projects (action grants): Environment and Resource …

Framework contract for the implementation of EU external aid 2018 (FWC SIEA 2018) : Lot 1 – Sustainable management of natural resources and resilience

The objective of the Framework Contract is to provide, via individual assignments, expertise which can be mobilised by the EU services on short notice. The expertise may be required at any stage of the project cycle (except financial audits) and may cover any sector(s) within a lot. The expertise may also cover any geographic area …

Development of decision-making tools and methods allowing to quantify and rationalise options for decision-makers and political stakeholders on protected areas targeted by the 11th EDF in the Democratic Republic of Congo

The overall objective of this « action-research » was to support decision-making by allowing to quantify and rationalise options for decision-makers and political stakeholders around protected areas in DRC in land use planning, support to nature conservation and sustainable rural development in the current context of human pressure, oil exploitation and mining pressure. Prospect C&S’ …

Framework contract for monitoring of LIFE projects (action grants and operating grants), communication about the LIFE programme and other linked activities

LIFE (L’Instrument Financier pour l’Environnement) is the main European Commission funding mechanism for improving the state of the environment in the European Union. The LIFE+ budget is EUR 2,143 billion and the programme runs from 2014 – 2020. The present contract deals with the monitoring of the 5 brands of the LIFE Programme: LIFE Environment, LIFE …

Formulation of the project: Forest management and woody biomass energy support project (FMBE)

In Rwanda, the population relies almost entirely on charcoal or firewood to cover household energy needs, and woodfuel is by far the main harvested forest product. National surveys confirmed that the country was facing an impending wood supply crisis and that forest resources were starting to be overharvested. The Belgian Technical Cooperation commissioned Prospect C&S …

Environmental Impact Assessment Studies

Members of Prospect team were involved in several Environmental Impact Assessment Studies (EIAS). We typically implement the biodiversity aspects of the assessment studies as subcontractors or directly for the company. Our skills include the appropriate evaluation of environmental impacts on Natura 2000 sites (Article 6 of the Habitats Directive), including the proposal of mitigation measures.

DOSTRADE: Study and drafting of an integrated vision for sustainable development of the transboundary upper Scheldt river basin

The vision and development strategy for the transboundary upper Scheldt river basin is based on an integrated approach covering ecology, agriculture, industry, river transport, tourism, cultural life, urban development and general quality of life. For each topic an in-depth situation analysis was made. The project area concerned three regions in two different countries resulting in …

Identification and Formulation of Integrated ASEAN Climate Change & Biodiversity Projects

The overall objective of this project was to develop appropriate intervention measures for EU-ASEAN support actions addressing initiatives related to biodiversity conservation for the period 2014-2020, that also contribute to poverty reduction in the long term. A detailed strategy was elaborated in this regard. As part of the strategy two interventions focusing on climate change …

Technical assistance for the monitoring of LIFE projects (action grants and operational grants), communication about the LIFE programme and other linked activities

LIFE (L’Instrument Financier pour l’Environnement) is the main European Commission funding mechanism for improving the state of the environment in the European Union. This contract dealt with the monitoring of the 4 brands of the LIFE Programme: LIFE Environment, LIFE Nature & Biodiversity , LIFE Information & Good Governance and LIFE NGO. Activities included: Providing technical …