Australian directors should be seeking to have their organisations use the best available scientific data and expertise to inform their climate governance approach.
To inform boardroom discussions, the AICD in partnership with Australia’s chief scientific body, the CSIRO, have developed the Climate Change Science Snapshot 2023: An overview for Australian company directors.
The publication provides accessible information on:
- Foundational climate concepts;
- The current state and future outlook of climate change, both in Australia and globally; and
- Key questions to guide boardroom discussions.
To provide insight on how climate change may impact your entity, the resource also includes a short-form table outlining the likelihood of climate-related risks under various global warming scenarios (i.e. 1.5°C, 2°C and 3°C) and Australian industries to be impacted.
Note. The resource is current as at December, 2023 and will be updated in future to align with the latest science.
For directors commencing their climate governance journey, we have also developed a free-to-member Introduction to Climate Governance self-paced e-learning module. You can register for the module here.
For a more in-depth understanding of climate risk, strategy and opportunities, the Climate Governance for Australian Directors facilitated short course, will be launched in 2024. Register your interest if you would like to be notified when the course becomes available.
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