Climate adaptation and resilience

Drawing upon Ricardo’s in-depth knowledge of science, policy and practice across many sectors, we develop and implement multidisciplinary services, with international, national, and local partners, often through extensive stakeholder engagement, regarding:

Adapting to climate change for a more resilient future

  • Identifying and prioritising climate vulnerabilities, risks, and adaptation options and assessing co-benefits and trade-offs to support countries’ national adaptation plan (NAP) processes.
  • Linking NAP processes to NDCs, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Convention on Biological Diversity, and the Sendai Framework.
  • Developing climate adaptation elements of Long-Term Low Greenhouse Gas Emission Development Strategies (LTS).

  • Scoping, feasibility analysis, programme design and cost-benefit analyses.
  • Developing costed implementation plans for adaptation actions, associated finance strategies and institutional arrangements.
  • Facilitating convergence and coordination of funding.
  • Programme reviews.

  • Identifying and prioritising climate vulnerabilities, risks, and adaptation options and assessing co-benefits and trade-offs, including for the development of cities’ Climate Action Plans.
  • Advising on urban environmental governance, peer-to-peer learning from city networks and smart cities.
  • Supporting vertical integration of subnational and national adaptation planning

  • Supporting the development of climate adaptation policies and strategies, including through undertaking formal impact assessments.
  • Supporting mainstreaming of climate adaptation in legislation, regulation, statutory guidance and standards, national or sectoral policies and strategies, and incentives.

  • Supporting the evaluation of  climate adaptation policies, strategies and programmes.
  • Developing policy, programme and technical monitoring and evaluation frameworks and associated indicators.
  • Compiling Adaptation Communications.

Developing international guidance, tools and knowledge products associated with all aspects of climate adaptation planning and the development of policies and practices.

Climate Adaptation

Case studies

Nationally Determined Contributions - adaptation costing for Columbia

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Supporting long-term strategy development in Jordan

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Qatar national climate change vulnerability and impact assessment

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Climate adaptation and resilience Resources

Ricardo's climate action plan: A blueprint for airport climate resilience

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Tom McCarthy wins Ricardo Leading Lights Living our Values award

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Navigating water security in a changing climate

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284 Londoners are now dying early each year due to outdoor air pollution from solid fuel heating says Ricardo in new report

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Meet the experts

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Richard Smithers

Technical Director – Climate Adaptation Lead

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Pedro Muradás

Principal consultant – Climate adaptation

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Andrea Illes 3

Andrea Illes

Principal Consultant for Green Finance and EU Climate Adaptation Policy

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Beatriz Mayor 2

Beatriz Mayor

Principal Consultant - Environmental policy and science-based assessments

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