Projects //


Assess­ment of cli­mate change risks and vul­ner­a­bil­i­ties related to forests in coun­tries stud­ied in Cen­tral Amer­ica, Africa, and Indonesia.

DE was hired by CIFOR (Cen­tre for Inter­na­tional Forestry Research) to pro­vide exper­tise in cli­mate change pol­icy, ecosys­tem sci­ence, and strate­gic com­mu­ni­ca­tion to their TroFCCA (Trop­i­cal Forests and Cli­mate Change Adap­ta­tion) project. TroFCCA was devel­oped to help Nicaragua, Hon­duras, Costa Rica, Ghana, Mali, Burk­ina Faso, and Indone­sia under­stand the risks that cli­mate change pose to ecosys­tems and also the role of forests in adap­tion. Research part­ners on the ground in the study coun­tries pro­vided site-level research.

DE was respon­si­ble for review­ing all site-level research, per­form­ing a review of doc­u­ments from the UNFCCC on processes for cre­at­ing 1st and 2nd National Com­mu­ni­ca­tions regard­ing cli­mate change, and syn­the­siz­ing these find­ings into a work­ing doc­u­ment. The project was con­ducted in Eng­lish, French and Span­ish and DE’s capa­bil­ity in infor­ma­tion design was use­ful in orga­niz­ing the infor­ma­tion in ways that were acces­si­ble to deci­sion makers.