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Climate Change

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.


Projects
Portfolio Review and Gap Analysis for the Multi-Sectoral Investment Plan for Climate Resilience
2017 - 2017

Bioenergy for Sustainable Energy Access in Africa
2016 - 2017

Development of MEL Approach for the Weather and Climate Information Services for Africa
2016 - 2017

Scaling out Devolved Climate Finance in Tanzania
2016 - 2017

Mid-Term Evaluation of the NAMA Facility
2016 - 2016

Independent M&E of the Northern Uganda Transforming the Economy through Climate Smart Agribusiness (NU-TEC)
2016 - 2022

Evaluation Management Unit for Forestry, Land-Use and Governance
2016 - 2018

Enhancing Direct Access to Adaptation Funding in Kenya
2015 - 2017

Development of the National Adaptation Plan
2015 - 2015

Uganda Green Growth Development Strategy
2015 - 2016

Climate Smart Agriculture Programme
2015 - 2018

Development of a Pipeline Programme and Investment Strategy to Access the Green Climate Fund
2015 - 2015

Formulation of Kenya's Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC)
2015 - 2016

Evaluation of Carbon Market Finance Programme
2015 - 2025

Review of the Global Green Growth Institute Country Programme in Indonesia
2014 - 2014

Climate Private Public Partnership Programme - Monitoring and Evaluation
2014 - 2017

M&E Support to a Market-Based Resilience Building Programme
2014 - 2017

Evaluation of Denmark's Climate Change Funding for Developing Countries
2014 - 2017

Sustainable and Thriving Environments for West African Regional Development
2014 - 2014

Examination of Hectares Indicator for the UK International Climate Fund
2014 - 2014

Implementation of the Multi-Stakeholder Forestry Programme - Phase 3
2014 - 2018

Nile Story
2014 - 2015

Implementation Service Provider for Catchment Management
2014 - 2018

Planning for Resilience in East Africa through Policy, Adaptation, Research, and Economic Development
2013 - 2018

Environmental and Natural Resources Management Interventions in the Middle Shire River Basin
2013 - 2014

Real-time Evaluation of Norway's International Climate and Forest Initiative: Measurement, Reporting and Verification
2013 - 2013

Forest Governance, Markets and Climate Framework
2013 - 2016

SADC Regional Vulnerability Assessment and Analysis Programme
2013 - 2017

Roll Out and Implementation of Monitoring and Evaluation Framework for the Community Development Trust Fund (CDTF)
2013 - 2015

Monitoring and Evaluation for the Climate Innovation Centre
2013 - 2015

Tracking Adaptation and Measuring Development
2013 - 2016

Design of the Community Development Trust Fund Climate Change Programme
2013 - 2013

Mid-Term Review of Norwegian funded LiDAR Project in Tanzania
2013 - 2013

Productive Safety Net Programme and Household Asset Building Programme: Climate Smart Initiative
2012 - 2013

New Policy Brief Published: Lessons from Accrediting National Implementing Entities in Jamaica and Senegal
2012 - 2013

iCoast: Understanding the Fiscal and Regulatory Mechanisms Necessary to Achieve Climate Compatible Development in the Coastal Zone
2012 - 2014

Programme-level Monitoring and Evaluation Services for the Strategic Climate Institutions Programme and Climate High Level Investment Programme
2012 - 2016

National Performance and Benefit Measurement Framework
2012 - 2012

Appraisal of the Norway Climate Partnership in Support of the Ethiopian Climate Resilient Green Economy
2012 - 2012

Policy Briefs - Inside Stories in Climate Compatible Development
2012 - 2012

Design of a Hunger Reduction and Livelihoods Signature Programme in North-East Kenya
2012 - 2012

Identification of a Global Climate Change Alliance Project in Liberia
2012 - 2012

Global Climate Change Alliance Communications
2011 - 2013

National Climate Change Action Plan - Adaptation Technical Analysis
2011 - 2013

Global Climate Change Alliance: Building Capacity and Knowledge on Climate Change Resilient Actions
2011 - 2012

Development of Forest Investment Strategy
2011 -

Development of the National Adaptation Plan
2011 - 2013

Enhancing Community Resilience Programme: M&E Services
2011 - 2017

Integrated Assessment of Land Use Options
2011 - 2013

Technical Assistance to the Global Climate Change Alliance
2011 - 2016

Achieving Triple Wins: Identifying Climate Smart Investment Strategies for the Coastal Zone
2011 - 2013

Framework Agreement on Agriculture, Forestry and Environment
2011 - 2015

Lessons Learned from Support to Civil Society Organisations
2011 - 2012

Contributions to the Formulation and Implementation of National REDD Strategies: 2007-2010
2010 - 2011

Climate Change Strategic Programme Review
2010 - 2010

Environment and Natural Resources Management Action Plan in the Upper Shire River Basin
2010 - 2011

Climate Change Adaptation for Poor and Vulnerable Women and Rural Livelihoods
2010 - 2011

Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptation Preparedness in Eastern Africa
2010 - 2010

Climate Change Strategic Programme Review
2010 - 2010

Evaluation of National Forest Monitoring and Assessment Programme & Country Projects
2010 - 2010

Promoting Autonomous Adaptation at the Community Level
2010 - 2011

Real Time Evaluation of Norway's International Climate and Forest Initiative
2010 - 2014

Contributions to a Global REDD+ Regime 2007-2010
2010 - 2011

The Potential to Help Increase Sub-Saharan Access to the Clean Development Mechanism
2009 - 2009

Climate Change Vulnerability in Transboundary Basins and Aquifers: Assessment
2009 - 2009

Climate Change Adaptation Project
2009 - 2011

Understanding Water Use in Ica: The Implications of Water Governance and Climate Change for Social Equity and Sustainable Economic Development
2009 - 2009

Scoping Mission: Department for International Development Engagement in Climate Change
2008 - 2008

Regional Climate Change Programme
2007 - 2011

Feasiblity Study for the Development of a Regional Environmental Strategy
1999 - 2000

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