ICEM advisory services
for the conservation and sustainable use
of natural resources.
In partnership with others, ICEM seeks to help shape development in ways that reduce poverty and sustain efficient and equitable management of
natural resources. It achieves this through piloting and demonstration, capacity and institution building, collaborative research and policy studies, networking and
ICEM works with national and local governments to help in the analysis of problems and options, and in defining priorities for action. The Centre supports program and
project development and management, acting as a facilitator and catalyst in bringing together the skills, organizations and resources needed to address those priorities.
ICEM and climate change
The Asia Pacific region is likely to experience significant adverse impacts from climate change. A wide range of challenges must be met, including urban and infrastructure planning, energy supply, food security, water supply and sanitation, ecological sustainability, and resilience of local communities.
During 15 years of operations in the Asia Pacific region, ICEM has established itself as an international leader in climate change impact assessment, adaptation and mitigation planning. Advanced climate, hydrological, hydrodynamic and integrated assessment modelling, GIS analysis and economic valuation tools have been specifically designed and proven in the region as part of our climate change adaptation and mitigation methodology.
To read more about ICEM and climate change, please download our capacity statement.
To read more about the work ICEM is doing to address climate change, please visit the ICEM project page.
ICEM's technical fields of focus:
Climate Change Modelling
develop assessments and predictions on the impacts of climate change, based on variable factors and inter-connected sectors. provide policy recommendations to relevant stakeholders.
in developing and implementing systems for strategic environmental assessment and EIA and in the conduct, piloting and demonstration of specific SEAs and EIAs.
Environmental and Ecological Economics
economic tools and mechanisms which emphasize the biophysical foundations of economies and stress the interdependencies between natural and social systems - including costs and benefit analysis and alternative policies to deal with air pollution, water quality, toxic substances, solid waste, and climate change.
Integrated Natural Resource Planning and Management
advising governments on integrated policy, planning, and management of natural resources, especially relating to water and river basins.
GIS and Modelling
using geographical information systems and models to identify relationships, analysis impacts and define options for management of natural resources and systems.
building national systems of protected areas - including policies and institutions, regulations and
guidelines, landscape and site planning and management, and training.
supporting countries in implementation of the global Convention on the Conservation of
Biological Diversity and related international agreements - including surveys, monitoring, information systems, rehabilitation and management.
services to ensure that the foundations, structures and processes are in place to achieve financial
sustainability for conservation and environmental protection - including systems for more efficient use of existing finances and for attracting funding from diverse
sources, and the establishment and management of environment funds.
- Community Participation
structures, methods and processes for building community participation and involvement, action research,
community 'ownership' and increasing a project's sustainability.
Project and Program Planning
and Management Services
- Project Development;
- Monitoring and Evaluation;
- Facilitation; and
- Project Management.
ICEM's project planning and management services include supporting government in developing priorities into funded and technical
supported actions. It also involves building the best technical teams to address those priorities in creative and innovative ways, bringing in the most
advanced technologies and appropriate practices from global experience. ICEM's team includes experts in facilitation of planning sessions, workshops,
conferences and meetings.
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