This suite of scientific factsheets aim to build financial decision-makers' understanding about physical climate risk assessment, data needs, climate modeling and extreme events.
ClimINVEST is a research project aimed at improving understanding of physical climate risk. It brings climate scientists and investors together to provide transparency on methodologies for physical climate risk assessment and develop guidance tools that inform investors’ risk management processes. The suite of scientific factsheets are such guidance tools and they are evaluated by a selected group of financial actors prior to publishing.
Download these resources for physical climate risk management for financial actors:
Climate hazard: Floods and physical climate risk This fact sheet introduces the basics about floods, describes the sectors that are most affected by this hazard with examples from different locations across the world. It also explains the relevant indicators that investors can use to evaluate and anticipate their exposure to physical climate risks from floods. DOWNLOAD
Climate hazard: Drought and physical climate risk This factsheet introduces some key considerations for investors assessing their exposure and vulnerability to droughts, what to consider when using data on drought, and how drought can impact different sectors. It also takes a closer look at potential interventions available to manage the impact of droughts by sector and illustrates the impacts using case study examples from current events. DOWNLOAD
Climate hazard: Heat and physical climate risk This factsheet is intended to help investors understand how increasing temperatures can affect their portfolios, how heat stress is scientifically defined, what to consider when using data on heat stress, and how heat stress can impact different sectors. It also takes a closer look at potential interventions available to manage the impact of heat stress by sector and illustrates the impacts using case study examples from current events. DOWNLOAD
This factsheet provides an overview of the basics of climate modeling and the uncertainties that come with them. DOWNLOAD
This factsheet focuses on the basic elements of physical climate risk assessment. DOWNLOAD
This case study ― The Wall, a shopping centre in Utrecht, the Netherlands ― demonstrates a high-level physical climate risk screening and considerations that should be taken into account for a real estate asset. DOWNLOAD