BAIA BELLA, an eco-friendly beach club in France, has focused their initiatives and efforts on the contribution of a sustainable business.
BAIA BELLA with the support of ALLCOT has calculated its carbon footprint for their season 2021. This analysis was made taking into account their business model, the difficulty of reaching the goals, and the importance for the planet and society. It was found that some of the SDGs deserve more attention. This, due to the potential of their business model to generate positive or negative impacts. These SDGs are:
- 6 Clean water and sanitation,
- 7 Affordable and clean energy,
- 8 Decent work and economic growth,
- 12 Responsible production and consumption, and
- 13 Climate action.
An important aspect to highlight from BAIA BELLA’s sustainability performance relies on the efforts to be aligned with their business model. Current initiatives such as minimizing water usage (intelligent water purification and detectors), vegetate the club with endemic plants, applying water recycling systems, using solar panels, rain collections systems and supporting local artists and food producers, and use of coconuts as bowls, represent those efforts towards material SDGs. The attempts, responding to material SDGs, represent the largest possible contribution to sustainable development. Additionally, it can be even transformed into a competitive advantage.
By enhancing sustainability performance, BAIA BELLA inspires other competitors and stakeholders to adopt a sustainable approach. As a result, this approach can have a domino effect and at the same time, generate pressure across supply chains
ALLCOT and Klik Foundation meet in Dakar to agree on strategies in favor of sustainable development in the country
Last May 10th, ALLCOT held a meeting in Dakar together with the Klik Foundation and local authorities to further advance the collaboration between Senegal and Switzerland for the reduction of CO₂ emissions. Both countries are among the first to make use of this possibility of cooperation, enshrined in Article 6 of the Paris Agreement.
The meeting was attended by Amadou Lamine Guissé, Secretary General of the Ministry of Environment of Senegal, Andrea Semadeni, Ambassador of Switzerland, and Ousmane Fall Sarr, Business Developer Advisor West Africa at ALLCOT, who presented two of the projects currently underway, on the production and use of ITMOs in the waste management and renewable energy sector.
ALLCOT contributes with national agencies in Senegal, such as UGC and ANER, for the development and implementation of a set of strategies. First, it is oriented to the sustainable management of municipal solid waste, through the implementation of composting plants. In addition, ALLCOT participates in the design of a road lighting project using solar energy obtained through solar panels.
Building on the support of international cooperation between Senegal and Switzerland, ALLCOT wants to boost Senegal’s ambition to further contribute to sustainable development and increase the participation of the public and private sectors to achieve the targets set in the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs).
The Foundation for Climate Protection and Carbon Offsetting (KliK) supports and finances climate protection programs that contribute to sustainable development. The foundation, which has a mission to reduce around 40 million tons of CO2 by 2030, partners with state and private organizations and relies on international and local participation. The KliK Foundation supports climate mitigation activities in Senegal and other countries that have signed a bilateral climate protection agreement with Switzerland.
Between May 12 and 14, in the city of Riohacha (Colombia), ALLCOT Group participated, together with various Colombian entities, in the Mesa Más la Guajira, organized by the ANDI’s National Water and Biodiversity Center. This meeting allowed participants to exchange institutional, business and organizational plans. Among the attendees were companies of the stature of Enel, Ecopetrol and Grupo Energía Bogotá, among others.
Lucas Rivera, Group Climate Change Innovation Manager at ALLCOT, participated in the meeting highlighting the relevance of the development of “Blue Carbon” projects, as an alternative for carbon sequestration, and contribute to the fight against climate change in the Colombian coasts. “Blue Carbon“ is that which is naturally absorbed and retained by coastal and marine ecosystems, such as mangroves, seagrass meadows and marshes.
Thus, these three ecosystems are responsible for storing half of the “Blue Carbon” buried under the seabed and, in addition, contribute to the protection of coasts from erosion generated by sea level rise and storms. Therefore, developing “Blue Carbon” projects is to promote coastal climate resilience, in terms of mitigation through carbon sequestration and adaptation through natural disaster prevention.
ALLCOT’s involvement in this participation is a further step in its commitment towards the development of projects that focus on the promotion of a sustainable economy and the implementation of strategies to achieve carbon neutrality.
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