Environmental Impact Monitoring
Ecometrica’s Impact Monitoring modules are being used to create, analyse and share information between public, civil society and businesses organisations involved in policies and programmes aimed at conserving and increasing natural capital in a wide range of ecosystems.
The Ecometrica Platform enables our clients to:
- Bring together spatial information relevant to environmental policies
- Identify resources and ecosystems at risk
- Track progress with roll out of activities
- Monitor outcomes of investments, policies and programmes
- Analyse the spatial distribution of results
Data tracked at over
Impact Monitoring Core Areas
Forests / REDD+
Ecometrica is at the forefront of developing and applying methods for assessing the effectiveness of interventions aimed at reducing deforestation and forest degradation. We support the UK’s International Climate Fund to quantify the hectares of forest loss and degradation avoided through the investment of over £1 billion from 2011 to 2021.
To this end we have developed The Hectares Indicator – the most widely used method for forest sector aid programmes to assess their impact in terms of reducing deforestation and degradation.
The Ecometrica Platform is used to compile the relevant data and analyse and present the results.
Public policies on agriculture are increasingly orienting subsidies and regulation towards the conservation of soils and natural vegetation, the prevention of runoff and reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.
International development finance through bilateral and multilateral channels is often aimed at conserving ecosystem services, improving livelihoods and reducing poverty.
Both overseas and national investments in sustainable agriculture need to be monitored to understand where and to what extent they are achieving the desired outcomes. The results of impact monitoring can then be used for learning and improved policies.
The Ecometrica Platform brings together earth observation and local information in structured applications that are ideal for monitoring and reporting on the progress of policies, programmes and international investments in sustainable agriculture.
Recent applications include:
Biodiversity is one of the most important dimensions of natural capital, but difficult to grasp because of the complex nature of variation within and between species and ecosystems.
Ecometrica helps to bring clarity to efforts to protect and enhance biodiversity through the development and monitoring of context-relevant metrics, usually defined with partners or clients. We add value by helping clients to define metrics that are practical and cost-effective to monitor over time and relevant to a given social or economic situation and goal.
Example applications include:
Increasingly, forward-thinking organisations who want to map their entire environmental profile are interested in technology that has the ability to map water impacts. This includes not only gross water consumption across a value or supply chain, but also more complex calculations such as consumption relative to drainage basin water scarcity.
Ecometrica provides multiple solutions to monitoring current water related risk factors, ranging from daily situation alerts to longer term trends and future predictions.
The Ecometrica Water module contains a global water scarcity dataset that can be deployed and integrated into your existing software setup for full reporting and analysis.
The Water module can also produce water scarcity reports for our existing Sustainability Management customers without the need for any new information to be entered, as the Sustainability modules will already have the information they need to retrieve drainage basin water scarcity data.