Climate Change Adaptation Consulting Services
Scientific and community-based vulnerability assessments
Local, low-input, and culturally appropriate solutions to climate change challenges
Integrated approach to building adaptive capacity and resilience
Helping people to help themselves
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Our work has been published in National Geographic Traveller India, The Washington Post, The New Zealand Herald, and many others.
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Britt Basel, Founder
MS Human Dimensions of Natural Resources (Agroecology and Climate Change Adaptation), MS Conservation Leadership, BA Anthropology.
With experience in 41 countries, Britt Basel is an applied scientist, educator, and visual storyteller.
As an applied scientist, Britt specializes in facilitating Community-Based Climate Change Adaptation and Sustainable Natural Resource Management. Her work is focused on community-driven processes incorporating capacity building, ecosystem-based solutions, sustainable livelihoods, social cohesion, and appropriate technology that empower communities to address the challenges they face.
Solutions often include elements of:
- Integrated watershed management
- Disaster risk reduction
- Sustainable water management
- Ecological restoration
Her fieldwork spans working with the United Nations Development Program to direct engagement with small-scale farmers and local resource managers around the world. As an applied scientist, Britt’s experience includes project design, team management, community-engagement, monitoring, and evaluation.
As an educator, Britt believes in hands-on education that allows students to critically and holistically engage with people and places, including different cultural perspectives/priorities and a whole-systems perspective. She encourages students to use critical analysis, science, and empathy to develop culturally appropriate and sustainable solutions to the issues we confront as a global community. Britt believes that self-awareness, self-reflection, curiosity, and determination are the foundation of becoming a global citizen. She has directly worked with hundreds of students over the last nine years in addition to creating university-level syllabi and curricula.
As a visual storyteller, Britt is a photographer and writer associated with National Geographic. Her other publications include the Washington Post, The New Zealand Herald, and the Outdoor Journal India.
Britt is fluent in English and Spanish.
C2O Consulting has experienced senior scientists, specialist affiliated scientists and networks within regional organizations, environmental agencies, research and government in Australia, the Pacific and the United States. We specialise in tropical marine and coastal environments and our skills include: climate change vulnerability and adaptation, water quality assessments, community-based natural resource management, marine monitoring, land and sea interactions, fisheries assessments, pollution risk assessments, environmental impacts assessments, and science synthesis. C2O also has field capabilities, with access to specialist equipment and personnel including commercial divers.
Teams of experts and skilled volunteers assist communities in small island developing nations with marine and terrestrial ecosystem management including the conservation of biodiversity, sustainable livelihood projects, environmental education and to build their capacity to handle the changes associated with climate change. OceansWatch also assists with disaster preparedness and recovery, including medical outreach. Work is accomplished by use of sailing yachts, allowing the teams to access remote and highly vulnerable regions.
La Mano del Mono
Based in Chiapas, Mexico, La Mano del Mono unites local hands to make global changes. Projects generate local employment and conserve forests, while supporting ecotourism, environmental education and experiential learning.
The American Gap Association
As determined by the Department of Justice, The American Gap Association, sets the standards for Gap Years in North America. Their work focuses in four main areas: Quality & Safety (using the AGA standards and accreditation process), Research, Awareness Raising, and Socio-Economic Parity to open the doors for more young people to be exposed to this form of experiential education and growth. AGA works with colleges to design Gap Year opportunities for their students, students and parents, educational counselors, and, of course, Gap Year providers.
Carpe Diem Education offers gap-year and accredited-semester programs experiential education programs around the globe with a focus on offering programs that are accessible to the greatest diversity of students aged 18-22. Through service, travel, community and cultural exchange – students receive a unique and personal insight into themselves and the cultures they live within.