The climate challenge
The climate crisis is generating enormous social, environmental and economic challenges of a systemic nature, in particular:
– Risks to human health due to heat waves, high temperatures, pollution and floods, as well as food and water insecurities due to droughts, erosion, desertification or biodiversity loss.
– Increased energy costs and shortages due to problems in globalized supply chains powered by fossil fuels.
– Increased vulnerabilities to climate impacts due to growing levels of socio-economic inequalities.
Nature-Based Solutions (NBS)
The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) defines Nature-Based Solutions (NBS) as “actions to protect, sustainably manage, and restore natural or modified ecosystems, that address societal challenges effectively and adaptively, simultaneously providing human well-being and biodiversity benefits”.
In other words, they are solutions to major human problems such as the climate crisis, which work with nature to regenerate the ecosystem services it provides (clean air and water, stable climate…), with a positive impact on biodiversity, an inclusive governance approach to build equity, and adaptive management to evolve as challenges do.
SBNCLIMA SL we are a Spanish social enterprise that facilitates the design, evaluation and continuous improvement of Nature-Based Solutions to build resilience to climate impacts, by applying the IUCN Global Standard for NBS whose professional certification we hold.
We work with entrepreneurs, companies (large and SMEs), business associations and chambers of commerce, project promoters, administration technicians and public agencies, through the following services, which we offer online and/or in person at Ribering, our incubator, coworking and coliving in Aranda de Duero (Burgos, Spain):
1. Intensive week of assisted project design
4 days (Monday-Thursday, 6h/day) of assisted work for the development of SBN projects, in groups of 4.
3. Incubation of nature-based enterprises
Comprehensive program (5 months) for the incubation of business projects (initial stage) around NBS. Development of the value proposition, business model, prototype, test and launch at an impact investment forum.
2. Diagnosis and climate resilience strategy
Development of a diagnosis of the starting situation and a climate resilience strategy through NBS. On an individual or group basis, with exchange of best practices.
Jesus Iglesias saugar
Jesus is a social entrepreneur. Since 2009 he catalyzes social innovation processes for climate resilience and social equity, both locally and internationally. He has been a speaker at the last 6 UN Climate Change Conferences. He is a EU Climate Pact Ambassador, and a regular contributor to prominent Spanish media such as El País and elDiario.es.
He has a BsC in Telecommunications Engineer, a MsC in Space & Earth Sciences by the Paris Observatory and UC Berkeley, and a MsC in Sustainable Development by EOI Business School. He belongs to and actively participates in multiple networks such as the Nature-Based Solutions Cluster, Climate Reality, 350.org, and the Advanced Leadership Foundation.
Among the certificates that prove our experience, the following stand out: