LTS recognises climate change to be a serious long term threat to societies and their sustainable development. The impacts of climate change and variability are expected to seriously and disproportionately affect the world’s poor people whom are most vulnerable.
An increasing awareness and understanding of climate change is leading many governments, industries and individuals to take positive steps to reduce their vulnerability to climate change impacts. LTS is there to help them assess, review and develop practical, adaptation and mitigation strategies that strengthen their resilience to climate change.
We are working extensively in climate change from a development perspective. LTS’s work covers a wide spectrum of services including coordinating and developing national adaptation plans, carrying out risk assessments for governments and international agencies, mainstreaming climate change issues into sectoral planning including agriculture, water resources and forestry.
LTS’s experience tells us that whilst adaptation plans need to be locally grounded, they also need to be synchronised with the rapidly developing national and international policy and development developments. We operate in the rapidly expanding market of M&E and adaptive management with regards to measuring progress towards climate change goals (national, sub-national and project level goals).
LTS’s practical work on climate change is best demonstrated by our ability to deliver a range of services:
- Climate risk and vulnerability assessments – we can assist in identifying, quantifying and monetising climate risks (the combination of the probability (likelihood) of an event and its consequence such as health, social, economic and environment, preparing a risk register, and incorporating risks into adaptation planning.
- Adaptation planning – we can assist governments in developing an evidence base and priority adaptation actions that reduce vulnerability and build resilience, facilitating policy process to develop state of the art national adaptation plans.
- Climate mainstreaming – we can generate awareness of climate change at strategic and operational levels, building organisational readiness plans, developing analytical tools and training staff of climate related matters.
- Climate screening – we can assess the vulnerability of a project concept to climate change impacts, assign the proposed project a risk ranking at an early stage to determine follow-up action, and design projects so that they are more resilient to a range of climate change scenarios.
- MRV systems development – we can develop guidance for establishing a national/sub-national system for measurement, reporting and verification (MRV) related to the forestry and land-use sectors.
- Monitoring adaptation – we can establish baselines, develop indicators and data processes, tracking and measure progress and impact of community-level, project-level and policy-level adaptation interventions.
- Communications – we can support in translating the science into relevant information that is needed to increase public and policy awareness and understanding of climate change and its implications.
- Information platforms – we have designed web portal platforms for storing and analysing climate change initiatives and actions.
- Capacity development – we can conduct needs assessments and provisions of continual training, skills enhancement and behavioural change around improving adaptive capacity.
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