Program Snapshot


9.30am Registration and Morning Tea

Plenary 1: Heatwaves - The impact of more frequent events

Dr Sarah Perkins-Kirkpatrick (UNSW)

This session will consider the emerging science on heatwave frequency and  include consideration of the impact of heatwaves on health.

 10.40am Plenary 2:  Bushfire risk – Future changes and quantifying the increase in cost

Dr Andrew Dowdy (BoM) and Tim Andrews (Finity)

Andrew Dowdy will present the influence of climate change on fire weather extremes, including the risk of pyroconvection (as occurred for recent disastrous events in Australia such as Black Saturday). The results will reflect observations, GCMs and downscaling methods. Tim Andrews will talk to the use of this type of information to quantify climate risk.

Plenary 3:  Mitigation – Reducing heat in urban areas

Stephanie Jacobs (Monash University)

This session will explore the types of mitigation that can be undertaken to manage thermal comfort in a warming environment, including the implementation of water sensitive infrastructure.

Plenary 4: Workshop – The impact of the changing frequency of heatwaves on mortgage risk

Dr Nick Wood (Climate Policy Research)

High-energy costs are a factor in the risk of mortgage default in the commercial and to a lesser extent the domestic property sector. The workshop would consider how changes in the frequency and duration of extreme heat events or the possible impact of a more urgent energy sector transition on energy prices would affect the mortgage default risk.

12.50pm Lunch

Capability Framework Functions

Contribution to Business Strategy Contribution to Business Strategy
Leadership Leadership
Actuarial Approach to Problem Solving Actuarial Approach to Problem Solving
Valuing Uncertain Future Cashflow Valuing Uncertain Future Cash Flow
Risk Management Risk Management
Professional Governance Professional Governance
Product Development, Management and Pricing Product Development, Management and Pricing
Investment Advice and Governance Investment Advice and Governance