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We identify the threats and opportunities of climate and climate change and design robust adaptation plans for the built and natural environment. We help ensure that future infrastructure is resilient and through our carbon management capability, also mitigates further impact.

To help our clients answer questions such as:

How will climate change affect my organisation?
Where are the biggest risks?
Who is particularly vulnerable?
When should I act?
What will it cost?
How can I manage uncertainties?

Our experienced team of climate change and adaptability experts provide:

Strategic advice on climate change policy and regulation

We develop socio-economic scenarios alongside climate change scenarios to help government bodies and private sector organisations understand the true impact of climate change. We can develop and implement policies to adapt to or mitigate climate change and can assess the consequences of emissions reduction pathways on economic sectors.

Climate change risk assessment

We undertake thorough assessments of the threats and opportunities of climate change based on:

  • Assessment of weather-related risks
  • Interpretation and development of future scenarios
  • Data analysis and modelling including use of probabilistic projections and weather generators
  • Risk assessment

Adaptation advice

Atkins provides evidence-based advice on the practicality, affordability and delivery of adaptation at policy, programme and project/operational level, including:

  • Methods to increase adaptive capacity
  • Solutions for realising adaptation
  • Prioritisation and optimisation of responses
  • Advice on the management of uncertainties

Climate change tools

We develop a range of tools to help businesses and stakeholders understand, manage and monitor climate change, impacts and adaptation, including:

  • Databases
  • Indicator development
  • GIS (geographical information systems)

Mitigation advice

Our carbon management capability provides our clients with the full spectrum of mitigation opportunities from renewable energy sources for buildings to spatial planning that reduces transport demand.