Current Climate Risk News 


Tuesday, 8th of October, 2014  

Post NCCARF Adaptation 2014 Conference Wrap Up. 

Climate Risk together with Sydney Water ran a number of successful training sessions at the NCCARF Adaptation2014 conference from September 30th to October 2nd creating the first new group of users to participate in AdaptInfrastructure training sessions. 

Climate Risk also launched its new International Risk and Adaptation Registers for Local Government and Water Utilities, with a Community Sector Risk and Adaptation Registers soon to be launched. 

The feedback and the engagement that we had with Climate Professionals in industry, local government, NGO's and in research amongst other fields, was great and we can't wait to collaborate with you on future projects!



Thursday, 29th of May, 2014  

Climate Risk in partnership with The Climate Institute and Choice Invitation 


Monday, 26th of May, 2014  

Climate Risk imminent report release on Climate Change and the Insurance Sector. 

Climate Risk has been working with The Climate Institute on a report on the Insurance sector. Stay tuned for more details or contact Jackie at Climate Risk (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) to register for pre-ordering the report. 


Wednesday, 25th of June, 2013  

Sydney Water Awarded by NCCARF Business Climate Champion 2013 for AdaptWaterTM Project

NCCARF Business Award AdaptWater

NCCARF announced the 2013 Climate Adaptation Champions. These awards highlight people taking concrete steps to change behaviour, techniques, practices and policies to adapt to an uncertain future. The Business award went to Sydney Water for incorporating climate risks into their long term planning to deliver water to more than 4 million people annually using the AdaptWaterTM Tool.


NCCARF award ceremony AdaptWater Team

Pictured (L to R): From Sydney Water Kevin Young, Catherine Payne,
Dr Greg Allen, Natalie Quinn and Dr Philip Roeth
and from Climate Risk Dr Karl Mallon.


Wednesday, 25th of June, 2013  

New climate report released by the federal government presents a 'National Adaptation Assessment Framework'

The Federals government's Climate Adaptation Outlook, which presents a 'National Adaptation Assessment Framework' to assist governments, businesses and communities to assess national progress on climate change adaptation.
The framework identifies the ability of disadvantaged groups to manage climate risks as one of three priority outcomes from adaptation in Australia. It also incorporates findings from research recently published by ACOSS and Climate Risk (see publications) about the critical but overlooked role community service organisations play in supporting these groups to manage climate risks.
See ACOSS Media release for more details.


Monday, 24th of June, 2013  

Coastal Adaptation Pathways (CAP) Project

Climate Risk at the Melbourne CAP Workshop

Today Karl Mallon attends a CAP meeting here in Sydney to progress the developing of a community practice in adaptation.
Pictured is Karl Mallon attending the CAP meeting in Melbourne as the Federal Government, utilities and local government grapple with how to synthesis what has been learned over the program and how to bring it to a wider audience.



Monday, 15th of April, 2013  

Building local resilience to a changing climate

The Honorary Greg Combet AM PM, Minister for Climate Change, Industry and Innovation read here, talks about the CAP (Coastal Adaptation Decision Pathway) and the AdaptWater Tool.
Click here for the official media release.


Thursday, 11th of April, 2013  

Adapting the community sector for climate extremes 

Just published by NCCARF and co-written by Climate Risk and ACOSS. Click here for the ACOSS media release and visit out Publications page for for the full report.

Stay tuned for interviews and more news as it is released. Also see our twitter feed climaterisksyd for up to date information.


Monday, September 24, 2012  

New Climate Risk Report for WWF released today, "Our Clean Energy Future". The important insight from this report is that several renewable energy industries are headed for almost certain collapse in 2020 unless renewable energy targets for 2030 are introduced with some level of resource banding. See WWF press release here and download the full report from the  Publications section. 


Friday, September 18, 2012  

Karl Mallon presents AdaptWater Project at Coast to Coast conference under coastal adaptations pathways. See here for Fact Sheet.


November 24, 2011  

November 24, London – The Climate Bonds Initiative – co-founded by Karl Mallon – launches world’s first Climate Bond Standard and Mark.  Launched by UK minister for Climate Change to audience representing some of the worlds largest fund managers.  Stories in Financial Times, New York Times and Economist. See for more information or go to our Publications page to read the full PDF.


October, 2011  

October, 2011 – Climate Risk commences work on the development of the computational engines being used in the Building Resilience Rating Tool developed for the Insurance Council of Australia in a project lead by Edge Environment.  The project brings together Edge Environments expertise on building materials and design, with Climate Risk expertise in risk and resilience analysis and mapping.


September, 2011  

September, 2011 - Climate Risk commenced work on the Pilot Council Insurance Partnership  with Sunshine Coast Council, Insurance Council or Australia and Edge Environment. 

The project, worth $1/2m, will identify the ways in which local government, insurers and home owners can collaborate to reduce losses from extreme weather and other climate related impacts.


 July, 2011  

July 2011 - World’s largest water utility adaptation project awarded by the federal government to Water Service Association of Australia in partnership with Sydney Water and Climate Risk. 

The $1.2m project will develop fully quantified adaptation analysis systems for Australian water utilities with combined assets estimated to be worth over 100bn dollars.


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