Plansup is an International Planning Support consultancy firm based in Lochem, the Netherlands. Plansup is specialized in land use and biodiversity planning on a national or local scale and in the assessment of the biodiversity footprint of companies and offers consultancy to private, governmental and non-governmental organizations.
The one person company was established in march 2013 and is lead by Ir. Wilbert van Rooij. Wilbert worked earlier as senior consultant land use and biodiversity modelling at the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL) and as senior consultant at the non-profit organization Aidenvironment. Before this work he was an advisor at several consultancy bureaus. Wilbert has a MSc in Tropical forestry. For an overview of skills and expertise see the Expertise page of this website.
Over the last three years Plansup developed a methodology to calculate the biodiversity footprint of companies in collaboration with PBL and Wageningen Environmental Research (Alterra). Several case studies have been implemented leading to new insights regarding the effectiveness of biodiversity friendly measures, and a better understanding what pressures have the largest impact and in which part of the production chain.
Wilbert van Rooij has played a major role in down-scaling the GLOBIO3 methodology of PBL so that it can be implemented at national and provincial scale. Recently an assessment has been made for the current and future biodiversity in three Arctic regions in order to support local policy makers. An overview of national and sub-national assessments is provided below.
Plansup has a large track record in capacity building on decision support tools for land use and biodiversity planning. Plansup organizes and facilitates tailor made workshops and training courses all over the world. Over the last 10 years international workshops, training courses and assessment projects have been conducted in several countries all over the world. The capacity building projects focus on scenario building, land use planning and biodiversity assessments. So far, more than 100 participants from over 20 countries have received training. The level of the participants varied from high level officials to technical staff of governmental and non governmental organizations.
Plansup provides also support in GIS and Remote Sensing projects. Recently a GIS analysis has been carried out for Milieudefensie regarding possible deforestation within RTRS soy plantations in Argentina. For two Dutch municipalities an inventory of potential electric car charge stations locations has been made based on existing spatial data and criteria regarding potential and existing electric car users. A digital atlas was made as support tool for policy planners of the two municipalities.
Plansup is affiliated with Aidenvironment which enables a wide range of services including services on sustainable value chains, climate change and ecosystems, and sustainability analysis and tools. Plansup also jointly implemented projects in Indonesia with the Asian office of Aidenvironment.
Plansup is also closely collaborating on various projects with the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL). A complete overview of projects with PBL and other partners can be viewed in the CV of Wilbert van Rooij.
In addition Plansup has a large network of partners established by a close collaboration on the creation and implementation of several international projects over the last 20 years:
WWF, UNEP, CBD, ADB, IADB, DFID, GIZ, DGIS, CDKN, UNESCO-IHE.
Among the Dutch partners are:
PBL, WNF, Nuffic, BUZA, Wageningen Environmental Research (Alterra), Wageningen University, VU University Amsterdam, University of Utrecht, ITC, NCEA, Deltares, DHV/Haskoning, Oranjewoud, Euroconsult Mott MacDonald, CREM, Milieudefensie, IDgis.
Plansup has also contacts with a large number of national organizations (governmental, NGO’s, Universities) in more than 20 countries all over the world (see below).
A list of contacts is shown here.
Biodiversity footprint companies
Biodiversity footprint assessments have been carried out for the following companies:
Desso (carpets), DSM ( health food and materials), Foreco (wood products), Moyee (coffee), Natural Plastics (bio-plastic tree support system), Tony Chocolonely (chocolate), Better Future Factory (products from recycled materials), Schut Papier (paper) and for the Dutch dairy sector.
National and sub-national assessments
National Land use and biodiversity assessments have been carried out for:
Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Belize, Panama, Mexico,, Norway, Nicaragua, Kenya, Mozambique, Zambia, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam and Mongolia. The assessments have been carried out with staff of governmental and environmental organizations from these countries.
Provincial assessments have been carried out in Yunan (China), Quang Nam (Vietnam),West Kalimantan (Indonesia), Finnmark (Norway), Laponia (Sweden) and Nenets Autonomous Okrug (Russia).
If you would like to get more information about existing or new assessment projects, training schemes, biodiversity footprint advice and other services delivered by Plansup, please contact Wilbert van Rooij via: email@example.com
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