Climate Vulnerability Assessments

Understanding potential climate risks and their impacts is the first step in building resilience.

We draw on state-of-the-art climate models to identify threats and vulnerabilities that are specific to your community and your local infrastructure. We analyze local conditions affecting community vulnerability and map social vulnerability as well as region- and sector-specific economic implications of climate change in your community. Our assessments are tailored to integrate with your planning processes and support compliance with local regulations such as SB 379 in California.

 

 

Learn more:
Assessing Exposure to Climate Risk in U.S. Municipalities
The California Heat Assessment Tool
Webinar: Building City-level Climate Resilience 
San Francisco Flood Risk and Public Health Impacts
Denver Health and Climate Vulnerability Index
Integrating Climate Risks into Local Planning in Alameda County
Audio Blog: Climate Data & Public Health, Mobilizing Adaptation Action
Webinar: Implementation of CA Law SB-379 on Climate Adaptation

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Adaptation Planning and Policy Consulting

Adapting successfully to a changing climate requires customized solutions and guidance, and an approach that is sensitive to local needs and capacity.

We provide climate adaptation consulting services to help local, regional, and state governments overcome barriers and leverage opportunities to build resilience. We work with your team to develop short-term actions and long-term solutions to mitigate climate impacts and build resilience. We help you integrate climate adaptation measures into local planning processes, identify potential funding sources, and connect you with strategic partners to support your adaptation strategy.

Learn more:
Local Adaptation Planning – Process Guide
Integrating Climate Risks into Local Planning in Alameda County
Delaware Climate-Ready Workforce Pilot Project
Webinar: Building City-level Climate Resilience
USAID Climate Change Adaptation, Thought Leadership, and Assessments Project
USAID Climate Integration Support Facility

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Climate Risk Disclosure and Scenario Analysis

Showing a strong command of climate risks in financial disclosure is critical to keeping investor confidence.

We work with you to quantify potential impacts on operational and capital costs and provide a comprehensive picture of your company’s risks and opportunities. We help you identify key long-term drivers of change and develop scenarios that capture a range of possible futures for your company. We work with our legal partners to distill these findings into sound disclosures for investors and regulators.

Product Sheet:
Corporate Risk Screening (ENG)
Corporate Risk Screening (JPN)

Learn more:
TCFD Releases Final Recommendations
Report: Advancing TCFD Guidance on Physical Climate Risks and Opportunities
Webinar: Emerging Metrics for Physical Climate Risks Disclosures 
Art 173: Lessons Learned from Climate Risks Disclosures in France
Developing Climate-Competent Boards: Climate Risk and Opportunities

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Corporate Resilience Strategy

At Four Twenty Seven, we believe that climate resilience is more than risk management.

We challenge our clients to implement solutions that grow their business while protecting local communities and natural resources. We provide hands-on support for companies to identify opportunities to engage with local adaptation planning processes and develop projects that bolster both business and community resilience. We support internal and external stakeholder engagement to mainstream climate change considerations into regular business processes and ensure your company is responsive to future changes.

Learn more:
The Business Case for Responsible Corporate Adaptation
Bridging the Adaptation Gap
Audio Blog: Private Sector Perspectives on Climate Resilience
Engaging with Corporates to Build Adaptive Capacity

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Market Opportunities and Adaptation Finance

Climate change also brings opportunities. Four Twenty Seven helps development agencies and global financial institutions design climate-resilient investments.

We provide guidance and develop programs to support private sector preparedness as an essential component of community resilience.

We also assist you in capitalizing on climate change opportunities by identifying investible adaptation methods and technologies. Our analyses enable you to target your investments to achieve the greatest impact and advance strategic development and adaptation priorities.

Learn more:
Audio Blog: Engaging the Private Sector on Climate Resilience
Market Analysis of Adaptation and Resilience Investment Opportunities
The Business Case for Responsible Corporate Adaptation
Bridging the Adaptation Gap

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