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As the world changes we (individuals, organisations, communities and even nations) are in danger of being out of control or, perhaps worse, even being left behind.

FutureStates is about adaptation, change, transition… the future and how to be part of that, not next year but NOW.

We provide advice and training to individuals, institutions, communities and governments on resilience, sustainable development and climate change.

Sustainable development and the resilience process are complex and we recognise that each situation has a unique starting point and a different path; no single, magic formula, no universal solution.

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Some of our recent assignments:

Some of our recent assignments

Jetty Risk Assessment: Quantitative Risk Assessment for operational safety of three Liquid Berths Facility using a mix of different methodologies to identify operational risk and mitigation plans (HAZID, HAZOP and SWIFT etc.); Controlled Zones Assessment and Dimensioning: to determine the dos and don’ts within identified zones of the port; and IMDG Handling: Hazardous Cargo Compatibility Study to assess the risks of having any of the IMDG classes of cargo in the container terminal close to handling of the different cargo identified for the Liquid Berth.

TCFD services provided: Analysis of transition risks and opportunities. Desktop review of available literature and similar oil & gas companies’ disclosure on transition risk; Preparation of risks & opportunities summary; TCFD transition related risks & opportunities; Description of risks & opportunities and qualitative description of the risk and its impact; Review of the long-list of decarbonisation measures; Provide recommendations of methodologies to quantify the outcomes of the climate action priorities for mitigation measures, for both ex-ante and ex-post quantification; Recommendation of additional mitigation measures to achieve climate targets, mitigate risks and harness climate opportunities.

Mid-Term Evaluation of Prevention, Preparedness and Response to natural and man-made disasters in Eastern Neighbourhood Partner Countries – Phase 3. recommendations are to be elaborated, based on the findings of the evaluation, to contribute to the implementation of the remaining period of PPRD East 3, as well as for the design of future programmes in the region.

GHG Management: Preparation of a Greenhouse Gas Emissions Forecast and a Greenhouse Gas and Energy Efficiency Management Plan for construction and operation of the [redacted] Project in Guinea.

Quality Review: Of a condition assessment and process hazard analysis of the ageing bulk fuel installation on the UK overseas territory of St Helena. The QR reviewed a condition survey and hazard analysis undertaken by a third party to ensure the Bulk Fuel Installation could continue to be safely operated until new fuel facilities were in service.

Final Evaluation: Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in Territories (OCTs) using standard DAC criteria + EU Added Value to assess: Promote the conservation of biodiversity and sustainable use of ecosystem services, including ecosystem-based approaches to climate change adaptation and mitigation, as a basis for sustainable development in OCTs. The specific objective is to enable, empower and strengthen local authorities and civil society organisations, which are committed to local development, biodiversity conservation and sustainable use of ecosystem services in OCTs (through the implementation of a grant scheme accompanied by the capacity building activities).

Identification and Formulation: Technical assistance for the identification and formulation of future actions in the field of green development and climate change, focussing on SMEs, tourism, agriculture and local development.>

Design of a Regional Programme In Livestock and Pastoralism for Climate Change Adaptation. Re-drafted Progress Report, Action Documents & all Annexes (17): Itinerary; Persons Engaged; Stakeholder Mapping; Biography; Context Analysis; Value Chain Analysis: Livestock; Value Chain Analysis: Pastoralism; Document Analysis & Lessons Identified; Selected Clusters and Ranking; Peace and Security Conflict Analysis; Area-Based Development and Peace Dividend; Livestock Economy, Cross-Border Trade and Main Trade Routes; Disease Entry Points ~ Serengeti Mara; Risks and Mitigation; Description of the Action & Implementation Arrangements; SSC Fiche; and Workshop Outputs.

Biodiversity: Provision of technical support concerning a nature park aiming for RAMSAR designation and on-site support at COP 15 (Montreal December 2022).

Formulation: Preparation of all the necessary elements for a draft Action Document to implement a programme on ocean governance, sustainable blue economy and conservation and restoration of coastal ecosystems in the Western Indian Ocean.

Mid-Term Review: Ending Drought Emergencies: Support to Resilient Livelihoods and Drought Risk Management; The main objectives of this evaluation are to provide the relevant services of the EU and the interested stakeholders with: an overall independent assessment of the performance of the EDE-interventions, paying particular attention to its different levels of results measured against its expected objectives; and the reasons underpinning such results; key lessons learned, conclusions and related recommendations in order to improve current and future interventions.

Formulation: Preparation of the Danish support for two climate adaptation projects in Rwanda to a level of standard enabling it to be submitted for approval by the Minister for Development Cooperation. The consultancy includes close coordination between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark and relevant stakeholders.