VRC Rapid Assessment Service

Climate Adaptation Works offers a service to project funders, developers, or implementers called VRC Rapid Assessment.  The aim is to provide a free screening, and low cost high-level, quick evaluation of a project's potential for qualifying to register and generate VRCs.

This service is independent of the Higher Ground Foundation (HGF), and is strictly a basic analysis with no guarantee if the assessment is positive that the project will be registered by HGF. 

If you have a project or project idea, and are interested in the free screening, then contact CAW to receive five basic questions.  We will get back to you with an indication if your project would have any potential to generate VRCs.  

If so, then we will invite you to undertake a VRC Rapid Assessment, let you know what questions you need to answer, and, depending on the size and complexity of the project and your responses to the five basic questions, offer to provide a Rapid Assessment for a fixed price within a specific timeframe.

For more information, contact us today!


Resilient Future Sustainability Evaluation

Investments that contribute to development today should consider how they will be sustained in light of future climate changes. CAW's Resilient Future Sustainability Evaluation considers if projects actually have the characteristics that will make them continue to provide climate vulnerability reductions once the project implementation has ceased and a community is “on its own” without continued direct intervention and project funding from a donor.


A “sustainability evaluation” is also a means of understanding how sustainability can be improved.  In the context of climate vulnerability reduction, The Higher Ground Foundation offers a mechanism, the “vulnerability reduction credit” (VRC) that is based on robust, quantitative baseline formation around how climate change may reduce the developmental potential, and possibly even reverse it.  The system includes robust metrics against how projects can monitor and sustain vulnerability reduction.


Project financiers and funders benefit from an evaluation as it serves as an independent, expert rating of the project’s level of vulnerability reduction and prospects for future sustainability.  The evaluation adds value by (1) demonstrating how the project reduces vulnerability, (2) how this vulnerability reduction may be sustained through the awarding of VRCs over the years the project will be operating, and (3) serves as a diagnostic tool to improve existing projects, and consider how projects under design may be optimally maintained to sustain vulnerability reductions.


Projects evaluated will have a better idea if they may qualify as registered projects under The Higher Ground Foundation and what levels of vulnerability reduction credits they may earn going forward, with sustained action by the community and any other partners.  This in itself may be attractive for sourcing private finance and showcasing the benefits of the project to the public and vested stakeholders.

For more information, contact us today!