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Climate Action

Climate Action

Acting quickly and decisively to address climate change will immediately benefit our communities and avoid some of the worst consequences of unchecked global warming for future generations. SC&A helps national, State, and local actors rise to the challenge posed by climate change. We help stakeholders and decision-makers identify opportunities that reduce dependency on fossil fuels while promoting healthier and more livable communities.

Examples of the climate change services we provide:

  • Climate action strategy and policy development
  • Risk and vulnerability assessments
  • Measuring, reporting, and verification (MRV) initiatives
  • Greenhouse gas (GHG) emission inventory development and forecasting
  • GHG reduction target setting
  • GHG mitigation measures development

Sample Projects

image of logo for a CDP Accredited Provider 2018 Cities Consultancy Partner with CDP. SC&A is a CDP Cities Accredited Service Provider. Through this partnership, SC&A supports CDP cities in disclosing their environmental activities, understanding their impact, and acting to achieve enhanced sustainability and resilience.

Climate Action Planning for the Memphis 3.0 Comprehensive Plan. The City of Memphis and Shelby County have selected SC&A to lead a stakeholder-driven climate action process. SC&A will be developing the community-wide GHG inventory and forecast scenarios compliant with the requirements of the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy. SC&A will also facilitate a climate action process with input from community, government, and private sector actors. The process will culminate in the selection of priority climate actions that achieve greater energy efficiency, lower GHG emissions, and generate local economic opportunities.

Performance of Expert Professional Emission Inventorying and Reduction Programs for Transportation Agency. SC&A supports the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey in implementing a program to reduce its GHG emissions by 80% by the year 2050. Annually, SC&A conducts multi-modal transportation modeling of aircraft, marine vessel, road, and non-road sources. For more information, see the Port Authority’s Air Quality & GHG Emissions Reductions page.

ACA program logo Airport Verification Services Provider. SC&A helps airports participating in the Airports Council International – Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACI-ACA) program achieve their carbon management goals. SC&A provides verification services for commercial and general aviation airports. For more information, see this article on Airport Carbon Accreditation by SC&A’s Juan Maldonado.

Carbon-Footprint Assessments of Investment Portfolio. SC&A performs independent assessments of GHG emissions from projects supported by the U.S. Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC). Typical industries include oil and gas producers, power plants, chemical plants, food processing, and manufacturing plants. See our 2012–2015 Emissions Inventory Reports on OPIC’s website.

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