Most climate science is done for scientists.
We do science for PEOPLE.
Two Bears Environmental Consulting (TBEC) is proudly an
We inform decision-makers of the likely environmental impacts on a project or asset. We provide an opportunity to identify key issues and stakeholder concerns early in the life of a project so that potential adverse impacts can be addressed and mitigated, resulting in resilient and sustainable development.
To increase environmental, economic, social, and cultural climate resilience, empowering communities to move from reactive to proactive climate resilient strategies.
TBEC provides actionable data to inform community, governmental and corporate decisions
CLIMATE IMPACT STATEMENTS
Climate Impact Statements (CIS) can be used in much the same capacity as an Environmental Impact Statement, with the exception that the CIS's addresses the impact of the environment, including projected climates, on the project and seeks to minimize risks to existing or new developments, assets or infrastructure.
Our CISs are living documents, providing changes in potential risks for 20-year time slices that represent near-term (2030), mid-term (2060), and long-term (2090) projections. Clients can do ‘what-if scenarios,’ or ‘visioning’ exercises to explore how their actions may alter the impacts depending on their goals and how they use their resources.
A CIS can help to develop and monitor “tipping points,” or the points were a risk moves from acceptable to unacceptable. By understanding the potential timing of these tipping points, it is possible to respond promptly, potentially avoiding system failures. Our clients can be proactive and not reactive to a changing future.
CUTTING EDGE SCIENCE &
By recognizing a diverse knowledge system, we generate new insights into the real-time effects of risks, creating an enhanced understanding and a starting point for further knowledge generation.
We proudly facilitate interdisciplinarity and mutual understanding between different knowledge systems by promoting interactions among indigenous peoples, local communities, policymakers, and scientists. This is accomplished by ensuring the participation of all stakeholders remains an integral part of our process.
CUMULATIVE IMPACTS &
Responding to the increase in extreme events with cumulative impacts is a relatively new challenge. Consequently, few companies have hands-on experience in reducing the environmental impact on their developments. Communities, businesses, and agencies tend to have limited data to address their specific needs. TBEC has the expertise to address the shift in demand for timely and actionable climate knowledge. We help our clients better understand and prepare for change, while securing long-term benefits.
When a business or community understands their full risk from cumulative environmental factors, they are presented with the adaptation options to increase resilience and mitigate any losses before they occur, creating cost-savings and competitive advantages.
"YOUR REPORT ON NEWTOK'S ENVIRONMENTAL RISKS IS AN IMPRESSIVE DOCUMENT, FROM THE PERSPECTIVES OF BOTH THE CLIMATE SCIENCE AND THE IMPACTS. IT IS BEAUTIFULLY LAID OUT, TOO. I ESPECIALLY LIKE THE INCLUSION OF PROJECTED CHANGES IN HEAVY PRECIPITATION AND HIGH-WIND EVENTS, WHICH GO BEYOND THE INFORMATION NORMALLY PRESENTED IN CLIMATE CHANGE REPORTS. YOU ARE SETTING THE BAR HIGH."
JOHN WALSH/ CHIEF SCIENTIST AND PRESIDENT PROFESSOR / INTERNATIONAL ARCTIC RESEARCH CENTER
"THE WORK BY TBEC CAN BENEFIT EVERYONE AFFECTED BY CLIMATE CHANGE. IT HAS BEEN VERY VALUABLE TO OUR VILLAGE."
ROSALIE KALISTOOK/ VILLAGE OF CHEFORNAK