Abt Associates


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.

We strive to exceed our client's expectations for the integrity of our methods and findings, the objectivity of our thinking, and the practical utility of our results.

We are committed to hiring and retaining a diverse staff with the highest quality technical, management, and entrepreneurial talents. We aspire to provide our staff with a quality of work life characterized by mutual respect and a continuous learning environment that fosters creativity and high performance.

Abt is committed to sound and sustainable environmental and natural resource management and to understanding the complex relationships between the environment and human health and welfare. This year, Abt significantly expanded its Environment, Natural Resources and Climate Change practice with the acquisition of Stratus Consulting, internationally known for its cutting- edge research and industry-leading expertise in environmental science, natural resources and climate change.

Combining this new expertise with Abt’s existing environmental services and our outstanding capabilities in international and U.S. health, climate-resilient international development, agriculture and nutrition and social and economic policy analysis, Abt is well positioned to integrate environmental, climate and natural resource concerns into our broad portfolio of work in the U.S. and more than 40 countries.

Adaptation Work:

In addressing the diverse issues related to climate change, Abt draws upon an equally diverse set of disciplines. Our national and international experts integrate environmental and energy policy, public health, ecosystem protection, economic growth, and agriculture, among other sectors.

Low-Emission Strategies

  • Macroeconomics assessment of low carbon climate policies
  • Marginal abatement cost curve development
  • Energy sector and economic modeling for low emissions planning
  • Green growth and low emissions development planning for cities, states and national governments

Impact Analysis

  • Impacts of climate change in watersheds including water supply, flooding, erosion and sedimentation
  • Economic, health and air pollution impact analysis of alternative policies
  • Impacts on ocean acidification


  • Watershed adaptation strategies
  • Analysis of best practices in agricultural climate change adaptation
  • Adaptation of agricultural crops for food security

Climate-Resilient Development

  • Land use and regulatory analysis for green investments
  • Economic valuations of ecosystems and Payment for Environmental Services (PES) schemes

Greenhouse Gas Inventories and MRVs

  • Inventories for non-governmental and governmental entities, municipalities, states and national governments
  • Climate change adaptation and mitigation action monitoring and reporting systems

Climate Change Data Management

  • Data management systems and tools for low emissions development programs
  • Mobile, web-based geospatial data management systems for rice production
  • Greenhouse gas reporting and performance data management systems

Financial Markets

  • Market assessment, barrier analysis, and financing options for using livestock waste for energy production and fertilizer; feasibility studies include analysis of carbon credit viability
  • Market and financing analysis for renewable energy and energy efficiency projects

Governance, Training, and Institution Building

  • Economic of climate change mitigation and adaptation training
  • Institution building for green growth strategy
  • Tools and training for climate change educators
Phone Number: 617-492-7100