Climate Mitigation and Adaptation Planning
We help decision-makers create viable plans for mitigating greenhouse gasses and adapting to climate change. We enable communities and organizations to increase resilience and reach their emissions reduction goals through energy, emissions, land-use, and financial modelling and analysis, informed by robust public engagement.
Sophisticated Scenario Modelling
Our energy, emissions, land-use, and financial scenario modelling enables decision-makers to map out possible futures to determine how to reduce emissions, create jobs, and optimize land use to create equitable, decarbonized, healthy communities. Find out more about our models here.
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventories
We build inventories that enable clients to take stock of their energy use and emissions, so they can determine reduction strategies and track progress. Our inventories are compatible with the Global Protocol for Community-Scale GHG Inventories, the Global Covenant of Mayors, the Carbon Disclosure Project, the U.S. Community Protocol for Accounting and Reporting of Greenhouse Gas Emissions, the Local Government Operations LGO Protocol, and FCM’s Partners for Climate Protection Milestone Tool.
Climate Action Plan Implementation
Plan implementation is the most critical step in addressing the climate crisis. We create step-by-step implementation frameworks that detail how climate action becomes reality, including program design, staffing needs, and where funding is sourced, spent, and recouped.
Carbon Budgets & Accounting Frameworks
Carbon budgets are a state-of-the-art tool for tracking and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. We help cities and organizations identify and commit to a carbon budget—an overall cap on how much greenhouse gas they can emit, ever. Our carbon accounting frameworks help institutionalize this budget by providing a method for organizations to manage their emissions alongside their financial budget.
Co-benefits, Health & Equity Analysis and Planning
Climate action does more than just reduce emissions. We help local governments and organizations understand how climate action impacts equity, household costs, the local economy, and public health. We work with local communities to co-design climate action plans that create jobs, save money, and improve quality of life.
Land-use planning is climate change planning. We combine qualitative analysis, quantitative modelling, and public engagement to generate land-use planning and transportation insights that help local governments integrate climate planning into the heart of official plans.
Who we work with
All levels of government
We work with towns, cities, regions, provinces, states, and countries on a variety of next-level climate planning projects.
Utilities and Agencies
We work with governmental partners such as utilities and transportation agencies to align their decarbonization plans with local and federal plans and policies.
Our work with global partners such as the International Energy Agency, the United Nations, and the Global Methane Hub ensures we are at the forefront of global practice.