Climate Adaptation,

Water Resource Management,

and Sustainability


Consulting Services


  • Scientific and community-based vulnerability assessments
  • Community-based and ecosystem-based adaptation planning with proven methodologies
  • Practical and culturally appropriate solutions that use local knowledge and resources
  • Extensive international and cross-cultural experience
  • International team with diverse expertise
  • Specializing in traditional, indigenous, and rural communities
  • Sustainable livelihoods
  • Ridge-to-reef


Ecothropic featured on America Adapts: Human Dimensions of Climate Change Adaptation


Our community-driven approach utilizes elements of capacity building, ecosystem-based solutions, sustainable livelihoods, improved social cohesion, and appropriate technology that empower communities to address the specific challenges they face. 

Solutions often include elements of integrated watershed management, sustainable water management, agroecology, ecological restoration, marine resource management, and disaster risk reduction.

Our programs increase resilience to climate change while increasing adaptive capacity, food security, biodiversity conservation, and gender equality.



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Selected Projects


Cuba: Parque Nacional de Humboldt. Fuertes y preparados frente al cambio climático.

2017-2018

Ecothropic has partnered with the Vermont Caribbean Institute and the Alejandro de Humboldt Environmental Services Unit of CITMA in awareness raising and assisting local communities in developing Local Early Action plans to make themselves stronger as they confront the impacts of climate change. 

Solomon Island Community Conservation Partnership

2016-2018

Integrating climate change planning into community-based adaptation to reduce   vulnerability in Solomon Islands. Rendova, Tetepare and Gatokae Islands, Western Province, Solomon Islands.

Design and facilitation of Community Participative Vulnerability Assessments and Adaptation Planning with C2O Consulting. 2016-2017

Vanuatu RESCCUE

2015 - 2018

Secretariat of the Pacific Community funded; Consortium Partners - OPUS International, C2O, OceansWatch

The Vanuatu RESCCUE consortium will contribute to increasing the resilience of ecosystems and communities in north Efate to global changes. RESCCUE aims to support adaptation to climate change through integrated coastal management, including economic and financial mechanisms.

OceansWatch Climate Change Program

2014-2017

Partners: OceansWatch Solomon Islands, OceansWatch Vanuatu, OceansWatch New Zealand

OceansWatch's climate change program facilitates communities in the Temotu Province of the Solomon Islands to adapt to climate change through Local Early Adaptation Planning and by supporting a network of information sharing in the region. The program is part of a three-pronged approach, Climate Change Adaptation, Marine Resource Management, and Sustainable Livelihoods, which aims to increase resilience to climate change impacts in region.

Innovative Mechanisms for a Cooperative Climate Change Adaptation Program in the Sierra Madre and the Coast of Chiapas, Mexico.

2012-2015

Partners: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit, GmbH (GIZ) funded; The Nature Conservancy (TNC); Fondo de Conservación El Triunfo (FONCET); Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Forestales y Agropecuarias (INIFAP); Pronatura; Centro Agronómico Tropical de Investigación y Enseñanza (CATIE); Comisión Nacional de Áreas Naturales Protegidas (CONANP)

This TNC managed project aimed to design and implement of an integrated ecosystem-based adaptation strategy in Sierra Madre/Coastal Chiapas that a) involves resource users in managing the landscape for adaptation to climate change, b) promotes resource conservation, fosters economic development, and ameliorates climate change impacts on ecological systems and livelihoods, and c) is financially sustainable over time.


 
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What they say about us

I have known and worked with Britt since 2015 on different projects in the Pacific. She brings a unique combination of environmental knowledge, compassion and story-telling to her work, and is always full of new ideas and energy. Britt is professional and a pleasure to work with, and I’d definitely work with her again. Her community-focused knowledge of climate change impacts and positive actions is an asset to any project aiming for a sustainable and empowered future.
— Johanna Johnson, C2O Consulting
Britt consulted with our conservation group to identify meaningful ways for 75 young leaders to identify and plan for climate threats across the Colorado Plateau. She was flexible, adaptive, and a pleasure to work with...Our group was concerned with tackling social and environmental justice across a very broad area, and Britt’s vision and experience helped make that seem accessible. I can’t wait to see the growth that happens over the next several months.
— CLAIRE MARTINI, GRAND CANYON TRUST 2016