Insights for a sustainable and low carbon future

ICF Climate Center

We are one of the world’s largest science-based climate consultancies working with business, government, and nonprofit organizations to design and implement strategies to address and mitigate the effects of climate change.

Our 200+ world-renowned experts couple climate science with predictive analytics and deep engagement to offer compelling research and unique insights that help organizations establish clear, practical climate plans and investments.

Our tailored projections support efforts to decarbonize, reduce climate change impacts, optimize climate-related investments, and empower equitable change. We help our clients identify the right action at the right time and guide strategic planning, operations, and investments for years to come.

40+

years of experience in climate science, impacts, and adaptation

100+

countries supported with climate initiatives

200+

climate experts

Climate science
Climate science provides us with a quantitative understanding of how climate change can impact communities, ecosystems, organizations, and systems. We are expert interpreters of climate science to empower actionable solutions.
Climate adaptation and risk management
How do you plan for an uncertain future? Together with managing downside climate risks, climate adaptation can help you identify cost-effective ways to address new and evolving threats while positioning your organization for economic growth.
Decarbonization
Achieving decarbonization goals and reducing your carbon footprint requires a firm grasp of your current emissions, what requirements you need to adhere to, what you want to achieve, and how well various solutions can get you there. Our climate experts excel at greenhouse gas measurement, reporting, and verification to understand the complex accounting aspects of greenhouse gas management, forecasting, and mitigation impacts.
Climate policy and planning
We work at all levels and scales of climate resilience and decarbonization, facilitating a dialogue that accounts for nuances in politics, technology, and trade.
Communications and engagement
We know that climate action is about people. We’re focused on the insights, creativity, and technology that move people and motivate them to take meaningful action. We design strategies and create engagement to invite people, communities, and organizations to be part of climate action.
Our insights
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Supporting Con Edison’s climate resilience and adaptation
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The need for a US national climate adaptation strategy
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Are you prepared to deliver on your net-zero carbon commitment?
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What does federal support of electric vehicles mean for utilities?
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Net-zero carbon versus carbon neutral – what is your ambition?
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How sustainability will change the future of aviation
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“Since we understand the science behind greenhouse gas emissions, we use that information to develop the methods to calculate emissions.”

Marian Van Pelt, Senior Vice President, Climate and Clean Energy

Our work

Client story

Re-charging incentives for electrification

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The EU’s first virtual Sustainable Energy Week

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Negotiating a clean energy partnership

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Putting China in control of its carbon emissions

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USAID helps emerging markets achieve clean development goals with energy efficiency program

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Finding new ways to go at Heathrow

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It's time to break up

Every minute 190,000 plastic bags are used across Europe. The EU legislation aims to drastically reduce consumption of single-use plastic bags and limit negative impacts on the environment. The clip was awarded a Gold Dolphin at 2017 Cannes Corporate Media and TV Awards in the Environmental Issues and Concerns category.

Partners and awards

25+ years leading development of EPA’s annual Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks
30+ years supporting EnergyStar and related programs
Partner since 2011
10+ years Climate Change Business Journal Achievement Award Winners
Partner since 2010
ENR Top 40 of Top 200 Environmental Firms, 5th year in a row
Partner since 2010
Partner since 2009
CDP corporate pioneer against climate change, 3rd year in a row
Partner since 2009
Partner since 2010
EBJ Environmental Achievement Award, multiple years

Our services

Policy and planning

Climate science

Climate vulnerability and risk assessments

Asset mapping

Business case development

Support for missions and bureaus

Capacity building

Knowledge management

Decarbonization

Adaptation and risk management

Communications and engagement

  • Communications, marketing, and outreach
  • Content and events
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Employee engagement
  • Connected experiences
  • Leadership and culture

Contact us

Talk to an expert about our climate services.