Karl Schultz

Executive Chairman

My aim is to contribute to efforts to tackle the threats of climate change, particularly those that impact human well-being. 

A key issue is understanding the vulnerabilities of communities to climate change, and the effectiveness of climate adaptation measures. I propose that a new, additional, and quantifiable currency is needed to better articulate and prioritize adaptation measures.

So I'm working with a multi-talented team of volunteers to further develop and manage a platform for the creation and exchange of  climate "Vulnerability Reduction Credits" (VRCs™). The Higher Ground Foundation is the organization we are developing to manage the Standard Framework, register projects and methodologies, and issue credits for projects that demonstrate sustained adaptation action.


VRC Case Study Niger

VRC Case Study

This chapter summarizes the structure and utility of Vulnerability Reduction Credits and shows how VRCs are created and integrated into adaptations to heterogeneous climate risks. 

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Karl is a member of the following Themes, Networks or Projects

ckb - climate adaptation.

Climate Knowledge Brokers

The Climate Knowledge Brokers (CKB) Group is a growing alliance of around 400 leading global, regional and national knowledge brokers specialising in climate and development information.
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Climate Finance

This theme focuses on how to ensure that climate finance serves to achieve meaningful, long-term change in economic and social development trajectories, particularly for developing countries.
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Adaptation planning

Sharing methods, tools and approaches for adaptation decision-making.
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