Climate Change Adaptation

Climate change is a severe threat that already today affects most severely the poor and vulnerable countries and communities in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Those people and regions which contributed least to the problem are confronted with most of its dangerous symptoms. Reduced and erratic rainfall, intensified drought periods, sea level rise, landslides due to heavy rainfall and more extreme tropical storms are alarming signs that climate change is a severe threat to development.

People in the tropics and subtropics, farming mostly on small plots of already emaciated and vulnerable soils, with little more than their traditional knowledge and wisdom to counteract the natural hazards are not able to cope with these dangerous consequences of climate change.

Our mission is to support the people, communities and regions most vulnerable to climate change in strengthening their resilience. We provide advisory services in the following areas:

  • Risk and vulnerability assessments for rural communities and development projects
  • Capacity building and training on climate change bringing together different stakeholders from local communities, NGOs and governments
  • Studies and dialogue processes on climate-related issues
  • Monitoring and evaluation with a specific focus on climate change

News

FAKT is part of the consortium with Adelphi, GOPA, arepo consult and Ceval which is implementing the second project evaluation cycle of the International Climate Change Initiative (Internationale Klimaschutzinitiative, IKI) of the German Environment Ministry (BMU) from 2019 to 2021.

A day’s input and reflection of FAKT consultants in April 2019 served to understand the chances of digitalisation for consultancies and for development interventions. Nora Hauptman of betterplace.lab gave a vivid overview of trends with lots of practical examples.

In 2015, FAKT conducted an ex-post impact analysis of environmental projects on the Balkans, commissioned by the Austrian Development Agency ADA. 37 projects were analysed.