ICF aids governments and development agencies in making informed decisions. We characterize emission sources, suggest mitigation strategies, assess risk, and analyze the impacts of climate change on transportation, energy, and water infrastructure, sustainable landscapes, and other sectors. We
ICF works with the U.S. Agency for International Development and the Millennium Challenge Corporation to implement Executive Order 13677 on Climate-Resilient International Development. We develop processes and tools to identify climate risks to investments and effective approaches for managing those risks. We provide systematic documentation of adjustments to USAID programs and strategies, and we support the roll-out and initial implementation of climate risk screening and assessment tools and processes.
ICF helped the World Bank design climate risk screening tools for the world’s largest climate risk management effort, as measured by the value of the investments being screened for risks. We created a tool to identify climate risks in national-level planning and a suite of tools for assessing risks to project-level investments in energy, roads, water, health, coastal, agriculture, and other sectors.
We have supported USAID in helping cities in the Dominican Republic, Peru, and Mozambique to develop work plans and activities that address climate risk to infrastructure services. In Southeast Asia, ICF designed a tool for analyzing the environmental, financial, and social performance risks of hydropower investments. In Tanzania and Ghana, ICF is developing Integrated Resource and Resilience Plans that integrate climate change into energy development strategies.
ICF works with development and environmental organizations across the globe to help countries develop greenhouse gas (GHG) inventories and monitor, report, and verify GHG emissions. We have assisted dozens of nations across Africa, Asia, and Latin America in improving GHG accounting methods. For example,
ICF supports all phases of the carbon market cycle. We have delivered strategic advice and due diligence services for 300+ proposed clean development mechanism and joint implementation projects. We assist the European Commission in providing technical assistance and capacity-building expertise for emissions trading systems in China and South Korea.
Marian Van Pelt brings over 20 years of climate change experience to build capacity for professionals and institutions in understanding and addressing greenhouse gas mitigation and green growth. She has developed and provided tools, training, and technical assistance in the US, Asia, and Africa and helped author some of the seminal guidance in this field.