Climate risk

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Climate uncertainty
Climate-related financial disclosures
TCFD
NARROWER TERMS


Report

Investing for Australia: clarifying climate risk expectations of the Future Fund

This report assesses Australia's Future Fund's climate risk management using publicly available information. It uses established tools and compares the Future Fund's climate risk approach to practices at other institutional investors, including other sovereign wealth funds.
Briefing paper

Climate finance short-changed: the real value of the $100 billion commitment in 2019–2020

Developed countries are failing to meet the $100 billion climate finance goal – the deadline for a promise made 13 years ago. This brief sets out recommendations for action at COP27 and beyond to rectify this issue, restore trust in climate finance, and stop the...
Report

Raising the bar: managing climate change risk in public authorities

This report recommends clear, transparent policy direction for public authority directors. This will hopefully enable public authorities to contribute to a whole-of-government picture of climate risk that meets and raises the standards that apply to all organisations, public and private, in discovering, disclosing and addressing...
Policy report

Why climate policy scenarios are important, how to use them, and what has been learned

In response to climate uncertainty, researchers, businesses and policy-makers are turning to scenario analysis. The authors of this paper argue that greater use of models will help policy-makers understand the range of uncertainties and the sensitivity of policy outcomes, based on different model assumptions.
Briefing paper

Operating Warragamba Dam for flood mitigation: current legal and regulatory barriers

After 28 years without a major flood, the Hawkesbury-Nepean Valley has experienced three major floods in the past three years. A proposal to raise the Warragamba Dam wall for flood mitigation in the Hawkesbury-Nepean is currently being assessed for development. This e-brief describes some of...
Report

Falling short: Australia’s role in funding fairer climate action in a warming world

This report calls on the Australia government to increase its ambition on climate finance, emphasising progressive climate action as vital if Australia is to fulfil its duty as a wealthy country and major polluter. This includes supporting a Pacific Islands proposal for a standalone finance...
Strategy

Adapt and thrive: building a climate-resilient New Zealand

Aotearoa New Zealand’s first national adaptation plan contains strategies, policies and actions that will help New Zealanders adapt to the changing climate and its effects – to reduce the potential harm of climate change, as well as seize the opportunities that arise.
Report

A fight for survival: tackling the climate crisis is key to security in the Blue Pacific

This report argues that to earn the trust of the rest of the region, Australia will need to show Pacific countries that it is serious about climate action. The window to avoid catastrophic impacts is closing fast. Global emissions must be halved by 2030, which...
Report

Modelling it all: secondary perils in a warming world

This report seeks to understand how the insurance industry can refine the way it defines, measures and underwrites secondary perils amidst an evolving climate risk landscape. The report also outlines key issues the insurance sector faces regarding secondary perils and the surrounding discourse, and identifies...
Report

The bigger picture: addressing the UK’s hidden carbon footprint

This report highlights that now is the time to consider more ambitious action on consumption emissions in the United Kingdom, ensuring supply chains are more resilient to climate risks, and using the country’s trading power to speed up climate action across the world.
Journal article

Aboriginal population and climate change in Australia: implications for health and adaptation planning

This study reviews current evidence on the health risks of climate change for Australian Aboriginal populations and linked Aboriginal demographic data to historical and projected climate data to describe the distribution of climate-related exposures in Aboriginal compared to non-Aboriginal populations in New South Wales.
Report

State of the global climate 2021

This WMO flagship report reveals that greenhouse gas concentrations, sea level rise, ocean heat and ocean acidification all set new records in 2021. This is yet another clear sign that human activities are causing planetary scale changes on land, in the ocean and in in...
Report

The future of nationality in the Pacific: preventing statelessness and nationality loss in the context of climate change

This report identifies risks of statelessness and nationality loss under current citizenship laws in the Pacific and recommends reforms that will support Pacific Islanders to retain and pass on their citizenship.
Report

Uninsurable nation: Australia's most climate-vulnerable places

This report outlines the top 20 most at-risk federal electorates to climate change-related extreme weather events, providing a brief profile of the top 10. The report also outlines the most at risk electorates for each state and territory.
Guide

Identifying your climate change risks and opportunities

PwC's climate change and risk experts have developed this guide to assist organisations in understanding what’s required to undertake climate change risk assessment, and how to manage these within their existing risk processes
Guide

Corporate climate transition plans: a guide to investor expectations

This paper was developed to detail what investors should expect of companies developing climate transition plans that are seeking alignment with net zero emissions by 2050 or sooner. It aims to provide guidance for companies creating these plans and an overarching framework for investors to...
Position paper

Climate change: the EPA’s role in supporting South Australia’s response to climate change 2021–25

This position statement outlines the South Australian EPA’s approach to its role in climate change adaptation including a clear and robust regulatory framework to help businesses become more resilient, prepare for more frequent extreme weather events and reduce waste to enable the advantages of a...
Report

Corporate climate responsibility monitor 2022

This report assesses the climate strategies of 25 major global companies, critically analysing the extent to which they demonstrate corporate climate leadership.
Report

Climate disclosures: lessons from global trends for Aotearoa New Zealand

The purpose of this report is to consider emerging global best practice for standards on climate risk disclosure regimes and how they might be adopted into the incoming mandatory regime in New Zealand.
Report

Climate governance study: risk and opportunity insights from Australian directors

This study reveals that Australian boards see climate change as a key strategic and risk issue, but face capacity and resource constraints in responding to the challenge.