Baastel has greatly diversified its activities over the years and currently offers services in some twenty sectors. Regardless of the area of expertise, Baastel is committed to carrying out its work with a focus on sustainable development, making the long-term perspective the cornerstone of its actions and achievements. Baastel’s operations are primarily related to socio-economic development, the environment, emergency and disaster risk management. This section provides greater detail on Baastel’s expertise in these sectors.
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92, Montcalm Street
Gatineau (Quebec) Canada J8X 2L7
Tel: +1 (819) 595-1421 - Fax: +1 (819) 595-8586
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Boulevard Adolphe Max, 55
1000 Brussels – Belgium
Tel: +32 (0) 2 893 0032
For many years, Baastel has been collaborating with the Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), providing it with support/consulting services vis-à-vis climate change negotiations (including negotiations on the Convention financing mechanism ) and regulatory framework implementation (including capacity building). Moreover, Baastel has developed advanced expertise covering all aspects of climate change (mitigation, adaptation, and more) through solid partnerships with major stakeholders like the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), and other multilateral and bilateral partners. For some time, Baastel has also been providing planning services for programs/projects on adaptation to climate change, and in particular pertaining to additional costs imposed by climate change. See a detailed presentation of our services in Climate Change.
In the area of biodiversity, Baastel specializes in the evaluation of projects, programs, strategies and national policies aimed at the creation and implementation of nature reserves and national parks. From these evaluations, Baastel has developed a specific methodology based on the principles of Results-based Management (RBM) that uses evaluation matrices constructed with indicators for measuring the impact of the interventions on biodiversity, social and economic concerns, and the institutional and financial sustainability of the projects, programs, strategies and/or national policies in question. In particular, Baastel has collaborated on numerous occasions with the GEF for many evaluations of the creation and management of Protected Areas, as well as with the international development agencies of Switzerland, Denmark and France.
In terms of water and sanitation, Baastel’s expertise lies in the evaluation of programs and projects that are part of mandates for integrating the various aspects of centralized management (national) and provincial/municipal management (local), and that reflect the challenges of decentralized management in this sector. To fulfill these mandates, Baastel combines technical, economic and social analyses, including the development of management capacities, in order to promote a participatory management approach that integrates water resources and sanitation issues, in both rural and urban settings.
A key sector in the development of countries in the Southern Hemisphere, agriculture is occupying an increasingly central place at the heart of global issues Baastel has addressed. The Baastel team brings cutting-edge expertise to the agricultural sector in addressing the following topics:
Baastel has developed specialized expertise in the implementation and evaluation of multilateral environmental conventions and agreements. Of note, Baastel has had a number of opportunities to work on the following conventions:
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