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CCBJ Vol III No 02-03: Consulting & Engineering in the Climate Change Industry

C&E climate change revenues grew by 15% to reach $4.8 billion in 2009 (excluding construction revenues), and CCBJ's subset of core climate change consulting services saw 17% revenue growth to end the year with $780 million in revenues. Drawing on industry leaders, survey respondents and third-party research, CCBJ projects 20-25% growth in this segment through 2012 in a "conservative" scenario that posits no federal climate change legislation. As first highlighted in our January 2010 Professional Services edition, a formidable array of non-legislative factors are driving the market in the U.S.

Inside this edition:

  • Competition is intense in the C&E climate change consulting segment. CCBJ survey results show that many firms are still getting up to speed internally: only 57% have a dedicated climate change practice leader, 40% have a business development leader focused on climate change services and only 34% have a training or mentorship program.
  • Highlighted: new business opportunities and the marketing approach of firms positioning themselves to guide large corporations through the uncertain GHG climate in the United States and other countries lacking firm reduction targets.
  • Swiss Re and Lloyd's share the insurance industry's thinking about how it will incorporate climate change in insurance policies.


AECOM, CDM, Environ, Fluor, Huron, MWH, O'Brien & Gere, Worley Parsons and others.



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