Climate Change

Planning, Analysis, Evaluation, and Communication

Jamaica community-based climate action planning Climate change is a complex challenge that requires interventions at different scales, for a number of sectors, and across a range of locations.

Abt Associates support the diverse needs of our clients by providing end-to-end analytic and programmatic support on climate change mitigation and adaptation from assessment to strategic planning and from evaluation to outreach.

Strategic Planning: We provide climate change strategic planning support for national, local government entities, private companies, foundations, and non-governmental agencies, among others. We help clients design and implement strategies that enable achievement of long-term goals despite the uncertainty of the future.

Economic, Impact, and Technical Analysis: We use the most rigorous analytical techniques, robust data, and innovative new approaches to support a range of climate-related decisions. Our team provides clients with a spectrum of services, including: engineering assessment, cost-benefit analysis, abatement cost curve and cost-effectiveness analysis, co-benefit estimation, environmental and ecosystem valuation, options and impact analysis, payments for environmental services, and uncertainty analysis.

Monitoring and Evaluation: We blend state-of-the art quantitative and qualitative methods to conduct rigorous evaluations of climate change projects, programs, and actions to help our clients determine whether programs work, test innovations, and identify the most cost-effective ways to achieve scalable results. We design evidenced-based monitoring systems and tracking tools so that our clients are able to track and adaptively manage their programs in order to achieve maximum impact.

Capacity Building and Training: We build capacity on a range of climate change areas to ensure that best-practices are applied, skills are transferred, and technical capability is sustained. We support the design, delivery, and evaluation of training programs for an array of stakeholders, including government entities, non-governmental organizations, civil society, and the private sector. Our training methodology is to-the-point, tailored to audience needs, and interactive.
 
Communication and Outreach: We have a team of skilled communications and engagement specialists that support outreach on mitigation and adaptation. Our approach uses client’s goals and the audience’s motivators and incentives to design and implement effective outreach strategies using appropriate communications materials and applicable delivery mechanisms.

Read more about Abt’s work in climate change:
Global Climate Change: Strategies for Mitigating and Adapting to a Changing World

View a list of Abt's climate change experts.
Abt Associates' Global Work in Climate Change
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Abt Pledges to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 80 Percent
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