Anticipating climate change risks
An Australian in-depth symposium "Anticipating climate change risks, costs and opportunities for infrastructure: A conference for asset owners and investors' will be held at the University of Melbourne on 21 June 2007.
As there is more than $400 billion of infrastructure assets in Australia with over $30 million currently being planned, the threat that climate change poses to these assets requires careful impact analysis and mitigation strategies.
Climate change is posing a massive risk for infrastructure and this symposium is designed to allow infrastructure owners and investors:
- To identify the climate change risks in a rigorous way
- To plan for the probable changes
- To identify upside risk of climate change
- To understand the looming pressures from different groups on infrastructure owners
- A finance sectors perspective on assessing climate change risks for infrastructure
- Undertaking climate change impact and risk management analysis
- Lessons learned from the climate change risk assessment of Victoria's infrastructure
- Developments in contracts, compensation and development approvals
- Identifying upside risks
It is supported by Research Network for a Secure Australia, funded by the Australian Research Council and Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE).
The full program is available at www.homelandsecurity.org.au/climate.
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