Climate Resilience & Net Zero

Climate resilience, by transitioning to a net-zero, world is one of the greatest challenges humankind has faced. Every country, sector, industry, and each one of us must work together to find ways to cut greenhouse gas emissions, transforming the way we produce, consume and move about.

Climate resilience can be a complex process, involving the capacity to prepare for, respond to, and recover from the future impacts of hazardous climatic events as well as the transition to a low carbon economy. All whilst minimising damage to societal wellbeing, the economy, the environment and, of course, day to day business.

There is no silver bullet, a multi-solving approach to the challenge is required. SLR's integrated approach to sustainability means we are uniquely positioned to support you with your transition to net-zero while building resilience to physical climate impacts.

Climate Resilience Overview

To avert the worst impacts of climate change and preserve a liveable planet, global temperature increase needs to be limited to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. To achieve this, greenhouse gas emissions need to be reduced by 45% by 2030 and reach net-zero by 2050.

Governments will play a major role in the transition to net-zero emissions by mid-century. But companies and investors, through their scale and influence, can have a big impact on global emissions and make a significant contribution towards national climate goals.

Increasingly, shareholders expect companies to have net-zero targets and plans in place. Disclosing this information is becoming mandatory for businesses around the world as legislation and guidance on climate transition plans develop.

The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), has set out the world’s first Net Zero standard, providing companies with a framework and tools to effectively implement the Net Zero target.

Achieving net-zero also requires protecting and restoring nature. Our ecosystems play an important role in regulating climate, absorbing roughly half of man-made carbon emissions. At the same time, climate change affects natural systems and is one of the causes of biodiversity loss.

SLR can support you with climate change solutions and your transition to net-zero, and enhance your climate resilience, providing a full spectrum of sustainability solutions from strategy to technical delivery.

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Climate Resilience & Net Zero Related Capabilities

Carbon Accounting

Providing GHG emissions accounting and carbon management (data) systems to meet emissions goals, whether voluntary or government-required.

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Supporting Technical Services

Climate Adaptation Planning & Design

Providing technical and engineering services to adapt to, minimise or avoid harm from climate change on the built & natural environment. Services span the full project lifecycle and include, Adaption Pathways, Systems Thinking and Resilient Design.

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Climate Compliance & Disclosure

Providing Climate-related compliance & disclosure support against mandated or voluntary frameworks and standards (e.g., Taskforce on Climate-related Financial Disclosure (TCFD), Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), international and regional emissions trading systems).

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Climate Risk & Opportunity

Assessing climate risk and opportunity through scenario analysis; supported by climate data analytics, systems integration, internal carbon price setting and developing business responses to these risks.

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Net Zero Strategy

Advising on Science Based Targets (SBT), Greenhouse Gas (GHG) reduction targets, carbon abatement costed pathways, transition plans and residual emissions strategies.

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Sustainable Finance​

Advising on investment decisions in the financial sector which lead to long-term investments in sustainable economic activities and projects; includes Climate Resilient Finance (financing to support mitigation and adaptation actions that will address climate change)​.

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Water Risk & Resilience

Providing technical and engineering services to manage the risks of too much, too little and too polluted water due to climate change. Includes corporate water stewardship (responsible management and planning of water use), and Integrated Water Resource Management.

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Climate Resilience & Net Zero Projects

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    International

    Anonymous

    Power, Renewables & Energy

    Energy management, decarbonisation and circularity for the chemicals sector


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    Coney Island, New York, USA

    LCOR

    Built Environment

    Surf Avenue Pedestrian Wind Comfort


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    UK & USA

    Food Manufacturer

    Manufacturing & Industry

    Net-Zero carbon, water and waste audits for speciality foods manufacturer


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    Victoria, Australia

    Lochard Energy

    Power, Renewables & Energy

    Winton H2REFUEL Statutory Environment and Planning Approvals


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    Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

    P&S Ramlochan Property Inc.

    Built Environment

    2444 Hurontario: Pedestrian Wind Assessment & Acoustic Feasibility Study


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    Preston, UK

    Vision-led planning - Pickerings Farm, Penwortham

    Built Environment

    Vision-led planning - Pickerings Farm


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    Brattleboro, Vermont, USA

    Brattleboro Housing Partnership

    Infrastructure

    Melrose Terrace floodplain restoration


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    Singapore

    Zuellig Pharma

    Manufacturing & Industry

    Near-term Science-Based Target (SBT) for Zuellig Pharma


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    Kitchener, Ontario, Canada

    Momentum Developments

    Built Environment

    24 Gaukel: Pedestrian Wind Assessment


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    Dumfries, Scotland

    ARC Development / IONA Capital

    Infrastructure

    Crofthead anaerobic digestion plant


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    Revere, Massachusetts, USA

    Hines Interests, LP

    Built Environment

    Revere Beach Apartments


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    Queensland, Australia

    Harmony Gold

    Mining & Minerals

    Emissions reporting requirements support for the Eva Copper Mine


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    Hull and Nottingham, UK

    Pharmaceutical production sites

    Manufacturing & Industry

    Reducing API in wastewater stream


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    Bridgewater, Massachusetts, USA

    The Nature Conservancy / Town of Bridgewater, MA

    Infrastructure

    High Street Dam removal and Bridge replacement


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    Buller District, New Zealand

    Bathurst Resources (Buller Coal)

    Mining & Minerals

    Buller Coal Escarpment Mine - Operations Management plans


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    Europe

    HISCOX

    Built Environment

    HISCOX: CDP climate change disclosure


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    Lanesville, New York, USA

    Ashokan Watershed Stream Management Program

    Infrastructure

    Stony Clove Creek stream turbidity reduction


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    Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

    PD Mayoh Architects

    Built Environment

    Columbia Precinct Urban Regeneration


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    Northwest Scotland

    Assynt Development Trust

    NW2045 Natural capital baseline assessment


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    Hardwick, Vermont, USA

    Caledonia County Natural Resource Conservation District

    Infrastructure

    North Main stormwater improvements


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