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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    Victoria, Australia

    Lochard Energy

    Power, Renewables & Energy

    Winton H2REFUEL Statutory Environment and Planning Approvals


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    Singapore

    Zuellig Pharma

    Manufacturing & Industry

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


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    Queensland, Australia

    Harmony Gold

    Mining & Minerals

    Emissions reporting requirements support for the Eva Copper Mine


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    Dumfries, Scotland

    ARC Development / IONA Capital

    Infrastructure

    Crofthead anaerobic digestion plant


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    Hull and Nottingham, UK

    Pharmaceutical production sites

    Manufacturing & Industry

    Reducing API in wastewater stream


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    Revere, Massachusetts, USA

    Hines Interests, LP

    Built Environment

    Revere Beach Apartments


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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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    Lanesville, New York, USA

    Ashokan Watershed Stream Management Program

    Infrastructure

    Stony Clove Creek stream turbidity reduction


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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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    Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

    PD Mayoh Architects

    Built Environment

    Columbia Precinct Urban Regeneration


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    Europe

    HISCOX

    Built Environment

    HISCOX: CDP climate change disclosure


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    New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria and South Australia, Australia

    Enervest Pty Ltd

    Power, Renewables & Energy

    Large Scale Grid Connected Battery Development Portfolio


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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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    Kitchener, Ontario, Canada

    Momentum Developments

    Built Environment

    24 Gaukel: Pedestrian Wind Assessment


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    New South Wales, Australia

    The Bathla Group

    Built Environment

    Environmental Sustainable Design Services for Various Buildings


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    Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia

    City of Darwin

    Built Environment

    Darwin 2030 Climate Emergency Strategy


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    Perth, Western Australia, Australia

    Western Power

    Power, Renewables & Energy

    Energy and lighting audit


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    Northwest Scotland

    Assynt Development Trust

    NW2045 Natural capital baseline assessment


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    UK

    Plantlife International and WWF

    Government & Communities

    UK grassland trends and ecosystem service delivery


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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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    Manufacturing sector

    Built Environment

    Net-zero targets & TCFD response for a UK-based industrial equipment manufacturer


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    Rotork

    Climate scenario analysis and TCFD disclosure


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    Epping, New South Wales, Australia

    Meriton

    Built Environment

    Natural ventilation assessment for mixed use development


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    New South Wales, Australia

    GRS

    Power, Renewables & Energy

    Battery energy storage systems planning and approvals support


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    Various, Australia

    Green Energy Partners Pty Ltd

    Power, Renewables & Energy

    Preliminary Environmental and Planning Assessments for multiple offshore wind farms


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    Waikato, New Zealand

    Harmony Energy New Zealand

    Power, Renewables & Energy

    Tauhei solar farm


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    Auckland, New Zealand

    Auckland Council – Parks and Community Facilities

    Government & Communities

    Churchill Park Ngahere Enhancement Plan


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    Coromandel Peninsula, New Zealand

    Thames Coromandel District Council

    Government & Communities

    Cooks Beach Coastal Management Regime


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    Germany

    Clario

    Healthcare

    Creating ESG value, ratings and reporting


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    Hardwick, Vermont, USA

    Caledonia County Natural Resource Conservation District

    Infrastructure

    North Main stormwater improvements


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    Nevada, USA

    Ioneer

    Mining & Minerals

    Renewable energy microgrid analysis for powering water supply operations


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    West Haven, Connecticut, USA

    City of West Haven, CT

    Infrastructure

    Cove River tidal marsh restoration, pedestrian bridge and Sea Bluff Beach park improvements


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    Ilion, New York, USA

    Village of Ilion, New York

    Infrastructure

    Steele Creek Restoration and Flood Mitigation


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    Connecticut, USA

    The Connecticut Institute for Resilience & Climate Adaptation

    Government & Communities

    Regional framework for coastline resilience in Southern Connecticut


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    Connecticut, USA

    Whitney Center

    Built Environment

    Site planning & design for Whitney Life Care Center


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    Connecticut, USA

    City of Meriden, CT

    Infrastructure

    Flood control plan for Meriden Green


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    New South Wales, Australia

    Binah Group

    Built Environment

    Sustainability strategies for Western Sydney University Campus


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    Vermont, USA

    Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans)

    Infrastructure

    Vermont Transportation resiliency planning


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    Vermont, USA

    Friends of the Winooski River

    Infrastructure

    Dog River floodplain restoration


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    New York, USA

    Catskills Region

    Infrastructure

    Flood recovery and mitigation


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    New York, USA

    New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission

    Infrastructure

    Dockside Park shoreline stabilisation


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    Massachusetts, USA

    City of Holyoke

    Built Environment

    Holyoke impervious surface mitigation plan


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    Massachusetts, USA

    Massachusetts Department of Transportation

    Infrastructure

    GIS analysis to prioritise culvert risks


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    Multiple Locations, USA

    The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers

    Built Environment

    ASHRAE climate research project


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    Bowen Basin, Queensland, Australia

    BHP Billiton

    Infrastructure

    Central Regional Water Network (CRWN) optimisation study


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    Twin Waters, QLD, Australia

    Stocklands Developments Pty Ltd

    Built Environment

    Twin Waters flood study


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    Australia

    Centennial Coal

    Mining & Minerals

    ‘Dust Stop’ pollution reduction programme


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