This section is dedicated to presenting relevant climate change adaptation research.  Reports presented here come from NCCARF as well as other reputable Australian and international organisations.
  • UN Report which highlights ten case studies of private sector adaptation (financial services, construction, energy, water resource management, health, ICT, agriculture and consumer product sectors) and summarises the lessons learned. The report insight is a good starting point for industries looking for an introduction to the business case of climate change adaptation.
  • According to the AODP this is the “first ever global climate investment index showing how the world’s biggest investors, including superannuation funds, are managing climate risk.” The report shows that little consideration by asset owners is given to climate change risks.
  • This report by Baker and McKenzie explores the reluctance by Australian asset managers and investors to disclose climate change risks to their investment portfolios. The report uses the extreme events (namely the Queensland Floods) to show that the physical risks from extreme weather can be far reaching (e.g. impact on global coal prices).
  • This insightful report shows that without action the effects of climate change are likely to have considerable impacts on the industry and subsequently may affect insurance affordability and availability. The advocacy group CERES explores the challenges that climate change presents to the US insurance industry and wider economy.
  • From 27 January to 8 February 2009, southern Australia experienced one of the nation’s most severe heatwaves. Governments, councils, utilities, hospitals and emergency response organizations, and the community were largely under-prepared for an extreme event of this magnitude. This case study was funded by the National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF) under its Synthesis and Integrative Research Program.