Our core services are designed to meet the broad range of our clients' changing needs. The strong communities that form these practices mean that consultants can work across geographical boundaries, develop innovative solutions to address our clients' challenges and enhance shareholder value.

Complex environmental challenges can’t be solved with business-as-usual thinking. Solving these problems demands new, transformative research to help us better understand Earth’s environmental systems and prevent their collapse. It also requires new leadership and ways of working together.

Launched in 2008, IonE discovers solutions to Earth’s most pressing environmental problems by conducting transformative research, developing the next generation of global leaders and building world-changing partnerships.

Rainforest Trust is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization established in 1988 to save rainforests and other threatened tropical habitats that are critical for preventing imminent species extinction. Celebrating 24 years of lasting conservation action, we are proud to say that with support from generous people like you, Rainforest Trust has saved over 7 million REAL acres in REAL places across 17 countries and 67 sites. Please join us in saving threatened rainforest forever.

In Norfolk, we are at great risk of being at the forefront of problems caused by climate change because we are a low-lying county with a large coastal area. This means that everyone’s day-to-day lives will be impacted by what decisions we make individually and collectively now. Low Carbon Norfolk is a resource website for you. It aims to help make living in Norfolk that little bit more eco-friendly, through money-saving tips that not only benefit you, the individual, but the world we live in too.

Understanding Urban Vulnerability, Adaptation and Resilience in the Context of Climate Change

This paper introduces a special issue of Local Environment that has arisen through collaboration between academic researchers and the Urban Planning and Design Branch of UN-Habitat, focused on how we can understand and respond to the challenges of urban vulnerability, adaptation and resilience in the context of climate change. The paper establishes the existing state of the art in the field, and considers critical challenges that are emerging in the research-based literature. In this context, it introduces UN-Habitat's Cities and Climate Change Initiative and reflects on the lessons learnt and challenges ahead, drawing on insights from across the papers in the special issue. In conclusion, it identifies the role of international/transnational co-operation, the relation between adaptation and mitigation, issues of multi-level governance and the ways in which change in urban socio-technical systems might be achieved as critical issues across the science/policy interface where increased dialogue and the co-production of knowledge needs to focus in order to advance this agenda.

Oxfam is an international confederation of 17 organizations networked together in more than 90 countries, as part of a global movement for change, to build a future free from the injustice of poverty. We work directly with communities and we seek to influence the powerful to ensure that poor people can improve their lives and livelihoods and have a say in decisions that affect them.

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UN-Habitat is the United Nations programme working towards a better urban future. Its mission is to promote socially and environmentally sustainable human settlements development and the achievement of adequate shelter for all.

ICLEI—Local Governments for Sustainability is an association of local governments. Our mission is to build and serve a worldwide movement of local and regional governments that are committed to achieving tangible improvements in environmental sustainability.

From its proud history spanning more than two centuries, Middlebury College has emerged as one of a handful of the most highly regarded liberal arts colleges. Middlebury is unique among these schools in being a classic liberal arts college that also offers graduate and specialized programs operating around the world.

Abt’s mission is to improve the quality of life and economic well-being of people worldwide.

We apply our energy and creativity to helping our customers—governments, businesses, and private organizations—make better decisions and deliver better products and services by providing them with the highest quality research, technical assistance, and consulting services available in the marketplace.