As our climate changes, impacts such as higher temperatures, rising seas, and more extreme and frequent weather events are affecting the natural, built, and human systems that we rely on for our safety, security, and well-being. Climate risk and vulnerability assessments help to elucidate systems’ exposure, sensitivity, and adaptive capacity to the impacts of climate change–allowing decision-makers to better understand these risks and identify the actions they can take now to be more prepared and resilient.
Cadmus’ climate risk and vulnerability assessments help clients identify their climate-related risks and prepare for anticipated challenges associated with rising temperatures and more frequent and powerful weather events, such as floods, storms, heat waves, and changes in precipitation patterns. While identifying risks, we help our clients understand the new opportunities associated with managing these risks and going beyond business as usual.
We also understand that climate change does not respect jurisdictional boundaries. This is why we engage collaboratively with groups of stakeholders to integrate climate preparedness into existing emergency, hazard mitigation, and development plans—streamlining the process to ensure no aspect of preparedness is neglected.
We design and perform assessments at scales ranging from cities to watersheds to the nation, enhanced by cutting-edge and user-friendly research, tools, and products. Through the assessment process, we’ve generated place-based vulnerability and resilience indicators that our clients can use to assess the effectiveness of solutions following implementation.