• Green Park Biodiversity, Reading
  • Visual Impact Provision (VIP) Project
  • Beam Park

Resilient Adaptation & Mitigation

Helping clients address a defining issue of our time

Do you feel the urgency? We do. Do you also see the need to act? So do we. Each time storm surges batter our coastlines, wildfires engulf critical ecosystems, heat domes overwhelm our citizens, floods sweep away homes and businesses, and droughts decimate food and water supplies. Every day, the need to adapt and mitigate the factors contributing to climate change increases.

As design and consulting professionals, we see first-hand how extreme weather impacts the environment, infrastructure, and the communities where we work and play. We have learned that our greatest influence on improving climate outcomes stems from the creative, innovative climate solutions we provide to our clients and communities.

That is why adapting and mitigating the impacts of climate change is an integral part of our project work. Only by addressing climate change today can we create the resilient and sustainable communities of tomorrow.

Nature-based solutions

In the most sensitive catchment areas in England, Nutrient Management Plans (NMPs) have been put in place. Why? To cover protected Natura 2000 sites—a network of core breeding and resting grounds to safeguard rare and threatened species. What are the implications of these NMPs? How can we build enough homes for a growing population, while protecting our ever-threatened environment? Read More

Engineered solutions

The full lifecycle of our infrastructure currently represents over half of the UK’s carbon footprint, and this proportion will increase as the energy sector decarbonises. The biggest opportunities to reduce embodied carbon are at the start of a project, where strategic decisions are first made. Read More

Technology solutions

At Stantec, innovation is driven by our people and based on the practical experience they encounter in their projects. When it comes to climate change, our Innovations Office is driving the development of solutions that help our clients mitigate their risks to Earth’s changing climate. Together with innovation, we can change support change, recognizing future climate impacts before they happen. Read More

Social-based solutions

As we adapt to the changing environment, we cannot underestimate the role social value plays. The Better Places Toolkit is a two-year joint research project with the University of Reading which aims to demonstrate the value of spatially mapping social value, supporting the planning and delivery of land development that offers better community, climate change and commercial outcomes. Read More

Explore the Climate Solutions wheel

We know our greatest influence on improving climate outcomes stems from the creative, innovative, and integrated Climate Solutions we provide to our clients and communities. We see the linkages between climate risk, climate action, climate adaptation and GHG mitigation. Our approach is summarised in the Climate Solutions Wheel. Explore


Environmental Consulting Our environmental consultants work closely alongside our planners, engineers and economists to integrate environmental considerations into all stages of the design process.
Protecting, Enhancing the Natural Environment Designing solutions which enhance our environment.
Sustainability, Energy & Climate Change Our advice on carbon management and resource efficiency, climate change and resilience, natural and social capital, helps our clients select sustainable solutions.
Planning, Consenting & Approvals Enabling economic development by solving environmental challenges.
Climate Advisory Services Our team helps complete climate change risk assessments and climate scenario analyses that clarify the project decision-making process—and help clients develop climate action goals.
Towards Net Zero & Beyond Reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, carbon reliance, and other impacts towards climate change—we’re helping clients work towards net zero and beyond.

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