Climate Change

Managing climate change is arguably the most complex problem facing humankind this century.

There are two aspects to this problem. Firstly, society as a whole needs to develop new land use practices, economic activities, infrastructure and ecosystems to adapt to altered climates, and secondly, atmospheric carbon dioxide needs to be managed. C4 provides technical expertise in both of these arenas.

Adaptation

Adapting to climate change requires a multi-disciplinary approach.

Active participation of governments, private businesses, NGOs, academia, civil society and individuals is required to increase the resilience of local communities to climate change risks such as rising temperatures, floods, droughts and sea level rise.

C4 specialises in working in this multi-disciplinary arena. Our projects and investments are developed for clients by assessing the climate change risks in a particular region and then developing interventions for adapting to those risks.

MITIGATION

Managing carbon dioxide can be part of an adaptation strategy.

This is because it can be captured from the atmosphere when restoring degraded ecosystems and improving agricultural practices. The benefits of this carbon capture usually include enhanced soil quality, improved functioning of water catchments and increased productivity of natural and agricultural systems.

Furthermore, carbon credits – which can be sold on the voluntary carbon market – can potentially be generated from this change in land use. C4 has developed several projects that generate carbon credits through the Verified Carbon Standard and Climate Community and Biodiversity Alliance – the premier certification standards in the voluntary carbon market.

“ C4 Ecosolutions has just developed a climate change PIF for Uganda. In this project, ecosystem-based adaptation in forests and wetlands will be implemented to reduce the vulnerability of rural communities to climate change. ”

Nicholas Tye, Senior Climate change and Environmental Consultant

BSC (HONOURS) AND MSC ECOLOGY, ENVIRONMENT AND CONSERVATION

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