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  • A Climate Change Industry Business Segment Review

    EBI Report 4800: Climate Change Adaptation & Resilience Markets Part of the EBI Report 4000 Series on The Climate Change Industry May 2016 A publication of Environmental Business International, Inc. 4452 Park Blvd. #306 San Diego CA 92116 619-295-7685 www.ebionline.org

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    Table of Contents

    1 CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION............................................................................ 1-8 1.1 Acknowledgements..................................................................................................... 1-8

    1.1.1 Authors and Sources ............................................................................................... 1-8 1.1.2 EBIs Market Research Method ............................................................................. 1-8 1.1.3 Survey Instruments ................................................................................................. 1-9 1.1.4 Disclaimer............................................................................................................. 1-10 1.1.5 Copyright .............................................................................................................. 1-10

    1.2 Overview of the Climate Change Industry................................................................ 1-11 1.2.1 Climate Change Industry Definition and Context ................................................ 1-11 1.2.2 Definition of the Climate Change Industry........................................................... 1-14 1.2.3 Definition of the Environmental Industry............................................................. 1-17 1.2.4 The Climate Change Industry ............................................................................... 1-20 1.2.5 Business Overview of the Climate Change Industry ............................................ 1-28 1.2.6 Economic Comparison with Environmental Industry .......................................... 1-32 1.2.7 Conclusion ............................................................................................................ 1-35

    1.3 Defining the Climate Change Adaptation Industry................................................... 1-36 1.3.1 Defining the Climate Change Adaptation Industry .............................................. 1-36 1.3.2 Climate Change Adaptation Business Context..................................................... 1-36 1.3.3 Climate Change Adaptation Segments and Market Sizes..................................... 1-40

    1.4 Stage Set for the Climate Change Adaptation Industry back in 2012....................... 1-47 1.4.1 2013: Cost of Catastrophic Weather Events ......................................................... 1-47 1.4.2 Risky Business Highlights Regional Impact of Climate Change...................... 1-48 1.4.3 UNEPs Emissions Gap Report ............................................................................ 1-49 1.4.4 Climate Data Snapshot: Year 2012....................................................................... 1-49 1.4.5 Climate Change: Global Security Threat.............................................................. 1-51 1.4.6 Governments and Communities Prepare for Climate Change.............................. 1-55 1.4.7 Obama Executive Order 13653 ............................................................................ 1-56 1.4.8 Private Sector Prepares for Climate Change......................................................... 1-59 1.4.9 More Companies Institutionalize Climate Change Plans ..................................... 1-62 1.4.10 Investors Prepare for Climate Change.............................................................. 1-64 1.4.11 Insurance Industry Backs Proactive Measures to Lessen Climate Risk ........... 1-69 1.4.12 Opportunities in Climate Change Adaptation .................................................. 1-71 1.4.13 Climate Adaptation Research Needs ................................................................ 1-73 1.4.14 Client Profile & Market Driver: World Bank................................................... 1-74 1.4.15 Market Driver: Clean Power Plan .................................................................... 1-77 1.4.16 Client Profile: USAID Takes on Climate Change............................................ 1-79 1.4.17 Policy Driver: Climate Change and National Security..................................... 1-84 1.4.18 Adaptation & Resilience Market Snapshot: Healthcare ................................... 1-87

    1.5 Trends in the Climate Change Adaptation Industry (2016) ...................................... 1-91 1.5.1 Market Profile: Transportation Agencies ............................................................. 1-91 1.5.2 Adaptation & Resilience Market Snapshot: Airports ........................................... 1-94 1.5.3 Client Profile: Power Utilities .............................................................................. 1-99 1.5.4 Market Driver: Impact of Paris Accord .............................................................. 1-107 1.5.5 Trump Effect on Energy Markets ....................................................................... 1-114 1.5.6 Adaptation Veteran Joyce Coffee Shares Strategic Insights............................... 1-120

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    1.5.7 Client Profile: Institutional Market: College/Prison/Healthcare......................... 1-123 1.6 Trends in the Climate Change Adaptation Industry (2015) .................................... 1-128

    1.6.1 Market Estimate Models..................................................................................... 1-128 1.6.2 Local Governments put Adaptation on Their (Long) To-do Lists...................... 1-129 1.6.3 Market Profile: NGOs, Foundations and Federal Agencies ............................... 1-138 1.6.4 The Nature Conservancy .................................................................................... 1-141 1.6.5 Client Profile: Water Utilities ............................................................................. 1-146 1.6.6 Profile: Green Power Labs.................................................................................. 1-154 1.6.7 Profile: Planet Labs............................................................................................. 1-157 1.6.8 Profile: Research Into Action ............................................................................. 1-160 1.6.9 Profile: American Security Project ..................................................................... 1-163

    1.7 Trends in the Climate Change Adaptation Industry (2014) .................................... 1-165 1.7.1 Climate Change Adaptation Business Gains Momentum................................... 1-165 1.7.2 Profile: Professional Service Firms: PwC, Deloitte, CSC .................................. 1-169 1.7.3 Adaptation & Climate Risk Services Reach $120-150 Million.......................... 1-170 1.7.4 Synergies Between Mitigation and Adaptation .................................................. 1-173 1.7.5 First-Tier Clients: Government, Water and Power Utilities ............................... 1-174 1.7.6 Oil & Gas Industry Considers Climate Change Adaptation ............................... 1-177 1.7.7 Water Treatment & Re-use Business in the Oil Industry ................................... 1-177 1.7.8 Consultants Perspective on Oil & Gas .............................................................. 1-178 1.7.9 Electric Power Industry Focuses on Adaptation................................................. 1-184 1.7.10 Q&A: Marstel-Day......................................................................................... 1-189

    1.8 Trends in the Climate Change Adaptation Industry (2012) .................................... 1-192 1.8.1 Climate Change Adaptation Market Takes Shape in the USA........................... 1-192 1.8.2 Market is Small, But Extreme Weather Portends Long-Term Growth .............. 1-195 1.8.3 Adaptation, Disaster Preparedness and International Development................... 1-197 1.8.4 Heat & Water Expose Vulnerability of Conventional Power Generation .......... 1-198 1.8.5 Decentralized Water Treatment a Solution for New Property............................ 1-198 1.8.6 Climate Fixing & Geo-Engineering.................................................................... 1-199

    1.9 Natural Capital and Ecosystem Services................................................................. 1-200 1.9.1 Green and Hybrid Structures for Coastal Resilience (2015) .............................. 1-200 1.9.2 Squashing the Hydrograph with Green Infrastructue (2015).............................. 1-204 1.9.3 Coastal Wetlands Restoration: Carbon Storage.................................................. 1-208 1.9.4 Ecosystem Services Gain Respect ...................................................................... 1-211 1.9.5 URS Fields Growing Demand for Ecosystem Value Assessments .................... 1-213 1.9.6 ESA Evaluates Adaptive Mitigation Strategies .................................................. 1-215 1.9.7 Natural Capital Project: Working With the Private Sector................................. 1-216 1.9.8 Industrial Economics Inc. Q&A ...................................................................... 1-217

    1.10 Niche Market: Sea Level Rise ................................................................................ 1-220 1.10.1 Moffatt and Nichol Takes on SLR for Many Clients (2015) ......................... 1-220 1.10.2 Profile: Arup (2015) ....................................................................................... 1-223 1.10.3 AquaFence Gains Traction in Flood Product Market..................................... 1-228 1.10.4 Preparing Coastal Settlements for Sea Level Rise ......................................... 1-231 1.10.5 Changing Attitudes to Sea Level Rise............................................................ 1-234 1.10.6 Small Businesses Adapt to Rising Sea Level ................................................. 1-235 1.10.7 LIDAR Technology........................................................................................ 1-236 1.10.8 CH2M Hill, AECOM and Arcadis on Adaptation Contracts ......................... 1-237 1.10.9 Profile: Stantec Canada .................................................................................. 1-239

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    1.10.10 Profile: Dewberry (2015) ............................................................................... 1-239 1.10.11 Profile: Dewberry ........................................................................................... 1-242 1.10.12 Legal Issues of Sea Level Rise....................................................................... 1-243 1.10.13 Adaptation Scenario: New York .................................................................... 1-244 1.10.14 Army Corps Directives for Adaptation Planning ........................................... 1-245 1.10.15 Profile: CH2M SLR Practice.......................................................................... 1-246 1.10.16 Client Profile: Port Authorities....................................................................... 1-249

    1.11 Company and Practice Profiles ............................................................................... 1-257 1.11.1 Specialist Consultants Lead the Way in Climate Risk Analysis .................... 1-257 1.11.2 Q&A: Ecology and Environment ................................................................... 1-259 1.11.3 Q&A: Ernst Basler + Partner.......................................................................... 1-264 1.11.4 Q&A/Profile: Acclimatise.............................................................................. 1-266 1.11.5 Profile: Atmospheric and Environmental Research ....................................... 1-271 1.11.6 Q&A: Atmospheric and Environmental Research ......................................... 1-272 1.11.7 Profile: Climate Risk (AdaptWater Software) ............................................... 1-273 1.11.8 Profile: Climate Service Center (Germany) ................................................... 1-275 1.11.9 Profile: Climate Risk Analysis (Germany)..................................................... 1-277 1.11.10 Profile: Dewberry ........................................................................................... 1-278 1.11.11 Q&A: Envision - Rating System for Sustainable Infrastructure .................... 1-280

    1.12 Adaptation Practice Profiles.................................................................................... 1-283 1.12.1 Profile: Milone & MacBroom (2015) ............................................................ 1-283 1.12.2 Q&A: Stantec ................................................................................................. 1-286 1.12.3 Q&A: Irbaris .................................................................................................. 1-289 1.12.4 Q&A: AECOM .............................................................................................. 1-293 1.12.5 Profile: GHD (Australia) ................................................................................ 1-300 1.12.6 Profile: Atkins N.A. ....................................................................................... 1-303 1.12.7 Profile: Stratus Consulting ............................................................................. 1-304 1.12.8 Profile: MWH Global..................................................................................... 1-306 1.12.9 Q&A: WSP Group: Climate Risk Analysis and Adaptation in 2015 ............. 1-307 1.12.10 Q&A: WSP Group: Adaptation in the Supply Chain..................................... 1-311

    1.13 Segment Report: Water Resource Management ..................................................... 1-316 1.13.1 Profile: Stanley Consultants (2015) ............................................................... 1-316 1.13.2 Q&A: Ford Consulting................................................................................... 1-319 1.13.3 Water Strategy in the Western States ............................................................. 1-320 1.13.4 Profile: El Paso Water Utilities ...................................................................... 1-325 1.13.5 Profile: Denver Water .................................................................................... 1-326 1.13.6 Profile: So Cal: West Basin Municipal Water District................................... 1-327 1.13.7 Profile: American Water .....................

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