ICF International supported the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's first adaptation program, Climate Ready Estuaries. The program has worked with the National Estuary Program since 2007 to assess the vulnerability of estuaries to climate change impacts, to develop and implement adaptation programs in coastal areas, and to educate stakeholders about climate change impacts.
ICF has been involved in a variety of activities supporting the National Climate Assessment, including researching and writing technical reports, developing case studies, and participating in working groups, workshops, and meetings.
For the U.S. Global Change Research Program and the National Climate Assessment, ICF International assisted in developing a workshop: “Valuation Techniques and Metrics for Climate Change Impacts, Adaptation, and Mitigation Options: Methodological Perspectives for the National Climate Assessment.”
ICF is working with the City of Toronto, Ontario, to develop a “trigger” to identify when an extended heat emergency should be declared. The aim is to facilitate a more robust community-wide response commensurate with the level of risk of deep and prolonged heat waves.
ICF is conducting climate change risk assessments, increasing awareness of climate change impacts, and developing adaptation options and responses for seven Alberta government departments.
ICF is providing support to the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to assist Asia and Middle East missions in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of programs to be implemented under USAID's Global Climate Change Initiative.
ICF International provided extensive logistical, editorial, and programmatic support for the development of this Synthesis and Assessment Product for the U.S. Climate Change Science Program. This report provides an authoritative, national-scale assessment of the current state of knowledge regarding climate change impacts and adaptation options for climate-sensitive ecosystems.
ICF International is providing support to the U.S. Agency for International Development in providing technical assistance and analysis for USAID bureaus, field missions, and partner practitioners to implement effective climate change adaptation activities and programs.
ICF International is working with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to redesign and update the content of EPA’s climate change website.
ICF improved agriculture and rural livelihoods in Malawi with cost-effective adaptation and developed Malawi’s adaptation strategy and investment plan.
ICF International worked with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Research and Development and Climate Ready Estuaries Partners to assess vulnerabilities for the Massachusetts Bays Program and the San Francisco Estuary Partnership.
Working with local counterparts, ICF is enhancing Nigeria’s resilience, reducing poverty, and promoting resources management using stakeholder engagement, community pilots, and a mainstream adaptation strategy.
ICF International is developing guidance and a screening tool for the National Park Service to help characterize park vulnerability to climate change.
ICF International is working with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) to develop a thorough study of the petroleum terminal infrastructure in New York State.
ICF International helped develop the content for a new climate change exhibit for the Marian Koshland Science Museum of the National Academy of Sciences.
ICF International is supporting the Asian Development Bank in mapping climate vulnerability and risk for 10 Asian countries.
ICF International is performing the largest federal adaptation pilot project in the United States, which is being undertaken in the Mobile Bay area. ICF uses state-of-the-art climate model output and storm surge modeling, together with high-resolution transportation information in a GIS framework, to assess vulnerabilities of transportation infrastructure to climate change.
For the Federal Highway Administration, ICF created a model framework for incorporating climate change impacts on highway infrastructure into all aspects of the transportation decision lifecycle.
ICF International, along with Colorado State University, is assisting the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency with an analysis of projected land use implications of a series of demographic scenarios through 2100. The demographic scenarios are aligned with assumptions in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Special Report on Emission Scenarios.
ICF is conducting a detailed analysis of the impacts of temperature change on the U.S. electric power industry.
ICF International is currently working with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s National Center for Environmental Assessment to analyze factors that contribute to the sensitivity, exposure, and adaptive capacity of older adult populations in the United States and to outline an agenda for action that includes research, adaptation, and communication.