Environment

Responses to Climate Change: Mitigation and Adaptation Opportunities

Cogent Analysis Group provides policy, economic and technical analyses in support of government and private sector approaches to addressing climate change, both reducing the amount of greenhouse gasses and coping with the effects of a changing climate. Cogent’s goal is to assist our clients in understanding, benefiting from, and interacting with government policy, laws and regulations, markets, and technology in order to inform their decisions when confronting climate change-related opportunities.

In particular, Cogent Analysis Group has demonstrated expertise in:

Mitigation – the reduction of GHG emissions

  • Development of strategies to quantify GHG emissions and to identify and implement reduction opportunities
  • Development of corporate and governmental climate change strategies to incorporate the “cost” of GHG emissions, particularly via market-based cap and trade and other “schemes” now under consideration domestically and internationally.  Identify new markets and opportunities created by them
  • Expert advice on policies, technologies and programs to reduce GHG emissions.  Evaluation of regulatory requirements, constraints and opportunities
  • Development of methods and project designs to reduce GHG emissions, both domestic and international.  Development of baseline and change measurement methodologies
  • Design and support programs, including voluntary, to reduce GHG emissions, through improved water, solid waste, and energy efficiency and conservation. Also, identification and development of renewable and alternate energy resources
  • Identification of incentives and financing sources, including public, non-profit and private
  • Representation at international meetings, including IPCC and UNFCCC

Adaptation – dealing with the effects of a changing climate

  • Assessment and analysis of the physical, ecological, economic and social risks (both negative and positive) associated with climate change
  • Development of risk management strategies to adapt to the effects of climate change, including advice on how investments should be altered to take account of climate change
  • Development of projects and programs to address the effects of climate change
  • Representation at international meetings, including IPCC and UNFCCC