CLIMATE SERVICES

Climate services involve the production, translation, transfer, and use of climate knowledge and information in climate-informed decision making and climate-smart policy and planning. Climate services ensure that the best available climate science to develop and evaluate adaptation strategies is effectively communicated with the commercial, governmental, and private businesses, agriculture, water, health, and other sectors, to develop and evaluate adaptation strategies. Easily accessible, timely, and decision-relevant scientific information can help society to cope with current climate variability and limit the economic and social damage caused by climate-related disasters.  Climate services also allow society to build resilience to future change and take advantage of opportunities provided by favorable conditions. Effective climate services require established technical capacities and active communication and exchange between information producers, translators, and user communities. TBEC provides the nexus between climate knowledge and the decision-makers.

INTEGRATED CLIMATE ADAPTATION & RESILIENCE IMPACT STATEMENT

Icarus, the man who flew too close to the sun and had his wings melt. Did you know that if Icarus flew too close to the sea his wings would fail as well? This is a lesson in balance, and  exactly what our ICARIS(TM) hopes to achieve.

The ICARIS is based on a CIS and includes traditional  and local knowledge to identify and increase community biophysical, environmental, and socioeconomic climate resilience, based on how communities use their natural resources.  The ICARIS process also identifies and quantifies different potential management options and evaluates the success of the selected management actions in increasing resilience and sustainability while reducing future monetary, social, and cultural losses. ICARIS empowers vulnerable communities to move from reactive to proactive climate resilient strategies.

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PERMITTING & COMPLIANCE

Permitting and Environmental Compliance is necessary to conform to environmental laws, regulations, standards and other requirements such as site permits to operate. In recent years, environmental concerns have led to a significant increase in the number and scope of compliance imperatives across all global regulatory environments.

ECOSYSTEM SERVICES

Ecosystem services are outputs, conditions, or processes of natural systems that directly or indirectly benefit humans or enhance social welfare. Ecosystem goods and services produce the many life-sustaining benefits we receive from nature— purification of air and water, maintenance of biodiversity, decomposition of wastes, soil and vegetation generation and renewal, pollination of crops and natural vegetation, groundwater recharge through wetlands, seed dispersal, greenhouse gas mitigation, flood control, and aesthetically pleasing landscapes. These ecosystem services are important to environmental and human health and well-being and benefit people in many ways, either directly or as inputs into the production of other goods and services.