In the EU LIFE project BooGI-BOP, seven partners from five different countries are working together to support the biodiversity-oriented design of business premises throughout Europe.
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Lake Constance Foundation
78315 Radolfzell, Germany
The Lake Constance Foundation (LCF) is an international charitable foundation for environmental protection and nature conservation based in Radolfzell at Lake Constance. It`s main fields of activity are sustainable land use planning, water quality and sustainable use of water resources, environmental friendly tourism, environmental friendly agriculture, climate mitigation and adoption to climate change and protection of biodiversity and ecosystem services. LCF is involved in several business and biodiversity initiatives such as the EU LIFE project “Biodiversity in Standards and Labels for the Food Sector” and the European Business and Biodiversity Campaign.
LCF is responsible for the overall coordination of the LIFE BooGI-BOP project. LCF also coordinates the training of companies, architects, landscape planners and gardeners on biodiversity issues.
Global Nature Fund
Main Office Radolfzell: Fritz-Reichle-Ring 4, 78315 Radolfzell, Germany
Office Bonn: Kaiser-Friedrich-Str. 11, 53113 Bonn, Germany
Global Nature Fund is a non-profit foundation for the protection of environment and nature with projects in the fields of Living Lakes & Water, Nature Conservation, Sustainable Development and Business & Biodiversity. Since 2010 until now GNF has been the coordinator of the European Business and Biodiversity Campaign that is aiming to strengthen private sector’s commitment for biodiversity and ecosystem services. GNF supports companies in integrating biodiversity into their management, among others within the LIFE project “Biodiversity in Standards and Labels for the Food Sector”.
GNF coordinates the communication in the LIFE BooGI-BOP project and organizes the BOP conference at the end of the project. GNF also supports the development of a European-wide structure for the mainstreaming of BOPs.
Institute of Life-based Architecture e. V. (ILbA)
93437 Furth im Wald, Germany
The Institute of Life-based Architecture e. V. is an association of people of various orientations from Germany, Great Britain, the Czech Republic and Slovakia, who are connected to the perception of landscape as the basis of life. ILbA offers pathways to promote the balance of the inner and outer world, of self-confidence and awareness for landscapes, therefore the vital relation to our fellow world, by a dialogical method and an interdisciplinary approach.
ILbA contributes its focus on people and nature to the project EU LIFE BooGI-BOP. ILbA supports the Lake Constance Foundation and the Global Nature Fund throughout Germany and contributes to the development of biodiversity-friendly design elements for a wide variety of properties at corporate strategic levels.
Office of the State Government of Vorarlberg
6900 Bregenz, Austria
The Austrian environmental and climate protection department is committed to the objectives of the Nature Conservation and Landscape Development Act and is therefore responsible for the conservation and development of habitats and biodiversity in the Austria, including settlement areas, farmland, buildings and public spaces. Since 2008, the program „natural diversity in the community“ has supported communities in their conservation work. In two three-year-long practical courses "naturally colourful and species-rich”, the community yard workers and other for public green areas responsible persons were trained in planting and maintaining natural public areas. The results are visible in the communities.
In the course of the project, 20 companies will be advised on biodiversity-promoting measures in Vorarlberg. In addition, biodiversity-boosting measures will be implemented in two industrial areas. A practical workshop and a conference will take place in Vorarlberg.
Ecoacsa Reserva de Biodiversidad, S.L.
C/Porto Cristo 2 esc C 2ºD,
28924, Madrid, Spain
Ecoacsa is a Spanish company created with the aim of disseminating, promoting and developing tools that enable natural capital valuation and biodiversity integration into the business sector. Ecoacsa provides market analysis and strategic advice to mainstream environmental sustainability and natural capital conservation into decision-making, action plans and strategies at corporate and project level. Their focus is to promote and facilitate transition from "business as usual" to "sustainable business" within the private sector. Ecoacsa has extensive experience in working with companies, gardening associations and planners / architects.
In the framework of the LIFE BooGI-BOP project, Ecoacsa will define and design biodiversity indicators for the biodiversity monitoring. They are also preparing a guide for monitoring biodiversity-oriented design at company / country level.
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM)
c/ Ramiro de Maeztu, 7
28040 Madrid, Spain
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) is the oldest and largest Spanish technical university with around 45,000 students a year. UPM has extensive experience in working with companies, gardening associations and planers/architects for sustainable biodiversity redesigning.
UPM will apply the method of biodiversity-oriented design to an additional community in Spain after the pilot-phase in Germany has been implemented. UPM will provide input to the concept of the analysis based on their experiences with planning and monitoring premises.
97401, Banská Bystrica, Slovakia
Since 1991, the Ekopolis Foundation has been administering support programmes focusing on democracy and nature conservation. It has a long-term experience in supporting projects of NGOs and public institutions in the area of revitalising ecologically valuable sites in urban areas. Despite the lack of consideration of biodiversity-oriented design in Eastern Europe, the Ekopolis Foundation has been looking for companies to collaborate in the implementation of sustainable biodiversity design of company premises. Ekopolis has directly cooperated with companies such as Veolia or IKEA.
Within the framework of LIFE BooGI-BOP, Ekopolis, will implement BOP in Slovakia as well as in neighbouring countries – Hungary, Poland and the Czech republic. The Foundation will hold a national conference.
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