Cadmus is a strategic and technical consultancy compelled to help solve the world’s most challenging problems. Cadmus provides a full suite of strategic, technical, and stakeholder engagement expertise to enable our clients to evaluate and address risks and vulnerabilities across a wide range of sectors and impact categories. These include water and energy security, green infrastructure, building codes and design standards, community, business, and infrastructure resilience. Cadmus help our clients identify the most appropriate solutions and develop robust implementation plans that consider the financial, human, and technical details needed to prepare, adapt, and thrive in an evolving landscape. Their multidisciplinary approach helps clients enhance resilience to potential climate shocks and stresses on continuity of operations, infrastructure, energy supply, health, policy, and investment decisions.
California ReLeaf empowers grassroots efforts and builds strategic partnerships that preserve, protect, and enhance California’s urban and community forests. California ReLeaf works statewide to promote alliances among community-based groups, individuals, industry, and government agencies, encouraging each to contribute to the livability of our cities and the protection of our environment by planting and caring for trees. California ReLeaf also serves as the State’s volunteer coordinator for urban forestry in partnership with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.
The California State University (CSU) system is made up of 23 campuses across the state of California. In 2018, the CSU will initiate the development of a Systemwide Climate Action and Adaptation Plan that will synchronize existing campus and state level climate action and adaptation plans and standards. This plan will establish minimum standards for climate action and adaptation across the system using the best practices from existing campus plans and identify specific actions necessary to meet the CSU’s emission reduction goals. The adaptation plan will evaluate the sensitivity and severity of anticipated climate impacts to help campuses prioritize adaptation strategies to cope with anticipated climate impacts.
Four Twenty Seven is the leading provider of market intelligence on the economic risk of climate change, catalyzing climate adaptation and resilience investments by enabling the integration of climate science into business and policy decisions. Driven by the conviction that businesses have a critical role to play in building resilience if provided with the right tools and guidance, Four Twenty Seven offers science-driven risk analytics to investors, corporations, and governments. The Four Twenty Seven team comprises highly qualified professionals with backgrounds in climate science, computer engineering, macroeconomics, finance, natural resources management, policy analysis, and international development.
The nonpartisan Georgetown Climate Center seeks to advance effective climate and energy policies in the United States and serves as a resource to state and local communities that are working to cut carbon pollution and prepare for climate change. As part of Georgetown Law, the Center works extensively with government officials, academics, and an array of stakeholders. It analyzes the provisions of federal policy relevant to state and local government, works with states on developing innovative new policies, and encourages policymakers to learn from state experience. The Georgetown Climate Center recently launched the new and improved Adaptation Clearinghouse to help communities find the resources they need to prepare for climate change. The new system features an improved search interface, greater content curation, and new tools for partner organizations and websites.
The Geos Institute helps local leaders create climate change solutions for communities, forests, and rivers. Based on 10 years of experience helping communities, the Climate Ready Communities program provides an assisted do-it-yourself model for small- to medium-sized communities that want to build climate resilience. The program has 3 elements:
- The Practical Guide to Developing Climate Resilience (a comprehensive, downloadable guide)
- An affordably priced, Annual Support package that supplements the guide by adding templates, tutorials, consulting hours and facilities to connect with peers; and
- Other Services, such as climate change projections, workshop facilitation, and additional consulting hours.
Point Blue Conservation Science aims to advance the conservation of birds, other wildlife, and ecosystems through science, partnerships, and outreach. Point Blue’s 160 scientists work to reduce the impacts of climate change, habitat loss, and other environmental threats while developing nature-based solutions to benefit both wildlife and people. Point Blue partners with land and water managers, fishermen, ranchers, farmers, cities, counties, and others to improve the health of our planet, working from the Sierra to the sea, across the Western Hemisphere and as far away as Antarctica, preparing for the changes—and challenges—ahead.