Climate change is one of the most significant issues facing humanity. Current projections forecast increases in the frequency and severity of extreme weather events. These events have the potential to cause supply chain disruption. Examples include:
- More intense rainfall events can lead to river and surface water flooding. This may result in contamination of and damage to products and assets.
- Wind, rain and heat damage to infrastructure such as roads, rail networks and energy supplies
- Heatwaves can lead to heat stress for livestock and crops, reducing overall productivity
- Coastal flooding from storm surges exacerbated by sea-level rise
- Warmer, wetter winters can impact pest and disease survival rates and distribution
- Changing rainfall patterns can have implications for water resource management
Climate resilience is the capacity to anticipate, prepare for, respond to, and recover from significant climate threats. ADAS helps organisations to assess their vulnerability to climate change and extreme weather. This enables the prioritisation of actions and the implementation of adaptation plans.
ADAS can support increasing climate resilience through the following services:
- A Climate Change Risk Assessment (CCRA)
- Quantifying and prioritising areas of greatest risk
- Creating a climate resilience strategy
- Monitoring and evaluating climate change adaptation action plans
Our primary focus is on the impacts to agri-food, especially on crop and livestock production. We are well placed to understand and advise on the threats and opportunities that extreme weather events may present.
ADAS can help your organisation develop and implement practical strategies in climate resilience, see our key services
We also offer Measuring and Modelling of GHG Emissions and Climate Change mitigation