George de Berdt Romilly
“By partnering with FCG ANZDEC we have been able to combine our core expertise in order to expand the delivery of strategic climate change programs in vulnerable countries, including interventions to build national capacity for climate resilience. ”
– de Romilly & de Romilly Limited, Canada
Climate change is one of the most pressing environmental, health, economic development and resource management issues facing humankind. Addressing climate change has become the focus of a number of international development partners, and requires the mobilization and engagement of specialised expertise that currently still remains in the domain of only a few companies working in the international development arena. For 20 years our company has been assisting over thirty developing countries in Asia, Africa, Pacific, and Caribbean regions in the formulation and implementation of their respective climate change policies and programs. By partnering with FCG ANZDEC we have been able to combine our core expertise in order to expand the delivery of strategic climate change programs in vulnerable countries, including interventions to build national capacity for climate resilience. Our two companies share similar approaches to the delivery of professional services, which ensures sound project management and the timely delivery of technical services, backed with the resources that ensure the ability to implement projects that are responsive to client needs and evolving national agendas and environments.
George de Berdt Romilly, B.L., LL.B., LL.M., C.Med.
de Romilly & de Romilly Limited
Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
Project: Samoa Climate Resilience Investment Programme (CRIP) – Situation Analysis
Client: World Bank, Climate Investment Funds (CIF) and the Government of Samoa.
Tasks: Retained by World Bank to undertake comprehensive situation analysis, including preparation of climate risk profiles, institutional/legal/policy analyses, assessment of the current status of community based adaptation and ecosystem based adaptation in Samoa, and development of a framework for adoption of an appropriate mix of hard and soft engineering interventions for climate change adaptation (CCA) and disaster risk reduction (DRR) to guide the implementation of Samoa’s US$30 million Climate Resilience Investment Programme(CRIP) funded through the Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (PPCR) under the Climate Investment Fund (CIF).
Project: Palau – Policy for Climate and Disaster Resilient Low Carbon Development
Client: European Union (EU), Deutsche Gesellschaftfür Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), Government of Palau
Tasks: Retained to assist the Government of Palau in the development and adoption, through a broad-based consultative process, of a climate change and disaster policy that is to provide clear national guidance for decision making and actions that will build the resilience of Palau to climate change as well as reduce greenhouse gas emissions and articulate Palau’s position on climate change across all sectors and at all levels (community, state, national and international). Facilitated and coordinated climate change vulnerability and risk assessments, capacity assessments and national stocktaking to guide the identification of priority climate change adaptation, mitigation and disaster risk reduction measures and interventions, and the preparation of a 5 year Action Plan to support the implementation of the Policy.