A global consulting firm, ICF International helps public- and private-sector clients worldwide develop climate change policy, interpret and comply with regulations, reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, evaluate risks, and identify opportunities. Climate specialists assist federal, regional, and international agencies with the development of climate change policy.
Specifically for adaptation, ICF consultants work with organizations, such as federal agencies, state transportation departments, and metropolitan planning organizations, to develop adaptation strategies, technical tools, and partnerships needed to decrease costs, increase benefits, and move projects forward. Adaptation services include:
- GIS Mapping and Modeling - developing maps and models that help represent climate change scenarios and identify potential vulnerabilities from the effects on infrastructure and operations.
- Vulnerability Assessments - assessing physical, ecological, and social risks in all sectors influenced by climate change, including the built environment, agriculture, forestry, human health, coastal resources, recreation, sensitive ecosystems, and water resources.
- Development and evaluation of adaptation options - providing climate and socioeconomic data, capacity building and training, and software and decision tools, to help clients identify and prioritize cost-effective risk management strategies.
- Stakeholder Engagement - engaging stakeholders through pilots and workshops to support communication strategies.
ICF also offers regulatory and policy development services for both climate mitigation and adaptation.
- Climate and Land Use Change Effects on Ecological Resources in Three Watersheds: A Synthesis Report
- Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) West Coast Adaptation Peer Exchange
- A Screening Assessment of the Potential Impacts of Climate Change on Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) Mitigation in the Great Lakes and New England Regions
- Land-Use Scenarios: National-Scale Housing-Density Scenarios Consistent with Climate Change Storylines
- A Method to Assess Climate-Relevant Decisions: Applications in the Chesapeake Bay (External Review Draft)
- The Potential Impacts of Global Sea Level Rise on Transportation Infrastructure
- City of Benicia, California Climate Change Vulnerability and Risk Summary Report
- States at Risk: America’s Preparedness Report Card
- Flooding Threatens Public Schools Across the Country: Infrastructure analysis evaluates county-level flood risk
- FHWA Literature Review: Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment, Risk Assessment, and Adaptation Approaches