Climate change and resilience
Extreme weather events are becoming more frequent and natural resources scarce. Developing countries are especially impacted by climate change.
In addition to impacting on food security and living spaces, climate change could exacerbate political instability, conflict and migration. Addressing climate change and its effects requires strong political will, innovative ideas and broad range of expertise.
Coffey supports the design of low carbon development strategies, with the aim of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and creating low-carbon pathways to development. In Kiribati we are supporting the development of climate-ready school infrastructure, and in Fiji assisting civil society organisations in disaster preparedness and management. We evaluate government initiatives aimed at combating climate change and provide recommendations on climate change-related programming. We’ve also assisted the International Climate Fund to integrate gender into its investments and strategies.
Our parent company, Tetra Tech, has been at the leading edge of climate change analysis for more than 30 years. Tetra Tech implements more than 20 large-scale international climate change focused projects. And it integrates climate change resiliency and low emission development across all its other development work, including in agriculture, food security, economic growth, infrastructure, rule of law, governance and energy. Much work has been done in rural areas. But Tetra Tech also has extensive experience helping urban areas prepare for, withstand, respond and adapt to climate change. Read more about Tetra Tech’s climate change work around the globe.