Our organisation specializes in services which, when taken as a complex, ensure the adaptation of target territory to new climatic conditions and facilitate the shift to self-financing strategies through implementing GHG emission reduction projects, alternative energy use, and sustainable land management.
We offer the integrated package of services as well as single services which are embodied in a project proposal. This project can be either short-term or long-term and may encompass one or several regions of Ukraine. Some of our services can be carried out for any other part of the world as they require only site-specific data and remote analysis. GIS modeling and methodologies for GHG monitoring and accounting can serve as the example of such services.
Carbon projects are an important tool for tackling global warming and climate change. Forests and grasslands, rivers and peatlands, crop fields and settlements – any surface of our planet is a source of greenhouse gases emission. This process is natural; however, it has increased due to human interference with the environment. Carbon projects, aimed at GHG emission reduction and carbon sequestration, can help to reduce human impact and to restore the environmental balance.
Adaptation to Climate Change
Adaptation policies and measures depend on a range of local circumstances. The ICDU develops the adaptation strategies and action plans that meet the needs of local communities and are based on present natural and economical resources and climate change projections for a chosen site. The adaptation action plans can be developed for forestry, agriculture and nature conservation sectors.
Environmental Surveys, Remote Sensing and GIS
Remote sensing methods and geoinformation technologies are powerful tools that help to solve the complex tasks of monitoring and predicting various natural and man-made environmental trends. In particular, these methods can be used to determine a ground water level, to estimate a geotechnical structure and natural vegetation and anthropogenic land covers.
Sustainable Land Use and Profitability
Sustainable land management means management that causes no harm to environmental processes and allows the conservation of biodiversity (the variety of species, populations, habitats and ecosystems), ecological integrity and ecosystem resilience to changes, as well as the conservation of natural capital. A shift to the sustainable land use practices and a competent restoration of degraded land can be economically beneficial and provide a financial background for nature conservation measures.