Adaptation and Resilience

The impacts of climate change are already being felt, and a lack of global action to curb emissions is driving an increasingly uncertain climate change future. Similarly, future climate change policy and regulation is likely to impact upon current business models, technologies and customer demands. These changes may result in a variety of material, physical and transitional risks and opportunities for organisations. Adaptation pathways are essential to enhance the resilience of their built infrastructure, operations and business models to ensure they meet expectations of stakeholders, shareholders and authorities.

Typical considerations for different industries include:

  • Governments and councils must protect their communities, infrastructure, assets and strategically plan for the physical impacts of a climate changed future
  • Developers and asset owners must create and manage buildings and communities capable of withstanding new environmental conditions, while supporting health, safety, amenity and sustainability
  • Insurers must predict their new and increasing liabilities and find opportunities within these changing conditions to provide their underwriting services
  • All businesses must consider how climate change will affect their supply chains, infrastructure and investments and adapt accordingly

Edge offers a depth of expertise in the climate change adaptation space, including significant experience in the physical risk adaptation space across many asset and infrastructure types, as well as communities and regions. We have worked across many industries including property, rail, roads, agriculture and the public sector. Our team has pioneered the development of strategic adaptation plans through the Adaptation Pathways approach, developed by Edge Director Mark Siebentritt.

Our offering

  • Taskforce for Climate Related Financial Disclosure (TCFD) governance assessment and action planning
  • Transitional risk assessments and scenario development
  • Climate change policy development
  • Portfolio-wide, single asset and new development physical risk assessments
  • Adaptation plans and strategic implementation pathways
  • Climate exposure and vulnerability assessments
  • Climate change risk and adaptation Sustainable procurement advisory
  • Spatial mapping
  • Climate risk communication and engagement advisory
  • Risk management plans and integration
  • Systems and tools
  • ASIC requirements for Company Directors
  • GBCA and ISCA rating tool climate adaptation and resilience credits

Tim Watson

Sustainability Consultant

tim@edgeenvironment.com.au

Project Experience

Climate Change Vulnerability Audit
Climate Change Vulnerability Audit
Climate Ready Campbelltown
Climate Ready Campbelltown
Regis Climate Exposure Assessment
Regis Climate Exposure Assessment
Sydney Science Park Green Star Communities Climate Adaptation Plan
Sydney Science Park Green Star Communities Climate Adaptation Plan
ISPT Climate Resilience and Adaptation
ISPT Climate Resilience and Adaptation
Portfolio Climate Change Risk Assessment
Portfolio Climate Change Risk Assessment
3 Parramatta Square Climate Change Adaptation Plan
3 Parramatta Square Climate Change Adaptation Plan
Sydney Science Park whole building LCA and climate change risk assessment
Sydney Science Park whole building LCA and climate change risk assessment
Best Practice Development Control Plans
Best Practice Development Control Plans
Insurance Council of Australia: Building Resilience Knowledge Database
Insurance Council of Australia: Building Resilience Knowledge Database
Insurance Council of Australia: Building Resilience Rating Tool
Insurance Council of Australia: Building Resilience Rating Tool
Insurance Council of Australia: Resilience Program
Insurance Council of Australia: Resilience Program
New Intercity Fleet: Bid
New Intercity Fleet: Bid
Lake Macquarie City Council: Resilience to Climate Change
Lake Macquarie City Council: Resilience to Climate Change
Charter Hall: Climate Change Risk Assessment and Adaptation Framework
Charter Hall: Climate Change Risk Assessment and Adaptation Framework
Brookfield: EMS & Climate Change Framework
Brookfield: EMS & Climate Change Framework
Climate Change Assessment for DEXUS
Climate Change Assessment for DEXUS
Northwest Rapid Transit: Resilience to Climate Change
Northwest Rapid Transit: Resilience to Climate Change
Ballina Shire Council: Future Climate Change Impacts
Ballina Shire Council: Future Climate Change Impacts
Lake Macquarie Resilience and Insurance Affordability Pilot
Lake Macquarie Resilience and Insurance Affordability Pilot
Climate Change Risk Case Studies for Goodman Property
Climate Change Risk Case Studies for Goodman Property
Building Resilience Rating Tool
Building Resilience Rating Tool
Risks & Policy Options for Bushfire and Extreme Heat
Risks & Policy Options for Bushfire and Extreme Heat
Green Cross Australia – Material and Construction Guidance
Green Cross Australia – Material and Construction Guidance
Climate Change Risk & Adaptation Research
Climate Change Risk & Adaptation Research

Library

How faith could become a shining light in sustainability leadership
How faith could become a shining light in sustainability leadership
Edge is Hiring: Senior Sustainability Consultant – Carbon Specialist
Edge is Hiring: Senior Sustainability Consultant – Carbon Specialist
Edge is Hiring: Senior Sustainability Consultant – Carbon
Edge is Hiring: Senior Sustainability Consultant – Carbon
Edge’s toolbox for climate risk management
Edge’s toolbox for climate risk management
Introducing the Building Products Information Rating
Introducing the Building Products Information Rating
Resilient Wineries
Resilient Wineries
Climate Adaptation; Learn , Collaborate and Act
Climate Adaptation; Learn , Collaborate and Act
The Marshall Islands – “We will not stand down”
The Marshall Islands – “We will not stand down”
A healthy response to climate change
A healthy response to climate change
Australia’s first approved Science Based Target offers cause for climate Optus-mism
Australia’s first approved Science Based Target offers cause for climate Optus-mism
‘World-first’ climate risk disclosure lawsuit against Comm Bank
‘World-first’ climate risk disclosure lawsuit against Comm Bank
Green Cities 2017: The Data & Disruptive technology future is coming
Green Cities 2017: The Data & Disruptive technology future is coming
Corporations leading the fight against Climate Change using Science Based Targets
Corporations leading the fight against Climate Change using Science Based Targets
Science Based Targets: where powerful climate strategies begin
Science Based Targets: where powerful climate strategies begin
Keeping up with the Joneses – and high-tech consultants
Keeping up with the Joneses – and high-tech consultants
Tips for infrastructure projects in a Science Based Target world
Tips for infrastructure projects in a Science Based Target world

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