Our work supports the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development aim: ‘to protect the planet from degradation including through sustainable consumption and production, sustainably managing its natural resources and taking urgent action on climate change.’
In terms of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), our work focuses mostly on conserving marine and terrestrial ecosystems (SDGs 14 and 15) and on implementation of sustainable development through trade, finance, policy coherence, and partnerships (SDG 17).
Verified Conservation Areas
We have developed an innovative approach to promote conservation beyond legally protected areas. The Verified Conservation Area (VCA) Programme recognises and encourages private commitments to conserve the areas where we live and work. For more information about the VCA Programme and to register your area as a VCA, please see: ConserveAreas.org.
Understanding the wildlife economy
Our Wildlife Economy Programme aims to enhance our understanding of the nexus between wild assets and sustainability. It explores wildlife use and trade by researching and disseminating the economic, social, legal, cultural and biological conditions needed to ensure responsible and sustainables trade in wild goods and services. For more information, please see: earthmind.org/Wildlife.
Caring for our planet
By 2030 there will be 5 billion middle-class consumers living on our planet. To sustain this rising global prosperity and to make it inclusive, we need to engage all stakeholders in caring for our planet. We assist private, public and non-profit actors in their sustainability efforts. For an overview of our clients and how we have worked with them, please see: Our Clients.