Anticipating climate change risks

Friday, 15 June, 2007

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

Topics include:

  • 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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