NCCARF forum: Climate Change Adaptation and the Business Sector

Event Cost: 
Museum of Sydney, Corner Bridge and Phillip Sts, CBD
Event Date: 
Tuesday, April 23, 2013 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

The National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility invites you to take part in the NCCARF forum:
Climate Change Adaptation and the Business Sector

With the increase in damages from climate-related extreme events, the world is witnessing how changes in climate (and associated regulatory and market responses) in one location can send ripples through businesses globally. The World Economic Forum recently highlighted failure to address climate change adaptation as one of the top ten risks to the global economy.

In Australia there is a limited understanding about what climate change means for the business sector or how the sector is likely to respond. In response, NCCARF has commissioned a range of research projects that explore these issues.

Research presented at this forum explores issues surrounding climate change impacts and responses associated with insurance, boardroom engagement, strata title and climate legal risk.

»  Jason West, Griffith University - Climate change adaptation in industry and business: a framework for best practice in financial risk assessment, governance and disclosure
»  Gareth Johnston, Future Ready Pty Ltd - Climate change adaptation in the boardroom
»  Mark Baker-Jones, DLA Piper - Climate change adaptation in the boardroom (climate legal risk)
»  Chris Guilding, Griffith University - Strata title in a world of climate change: managing greater uncertainty in forecasting and funding common property capital expenditure
» John McAneney, Macquarie University - Assessing the potential for, and limits to, insurance and market-based mechanisms for encouraging climate change adaptation

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