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Topic: Climate change
Climate change is a change in the statistical distribution of weather patterns when that change lasts for an extended period of time (i.e., decades to millions of years). Climate change may refer to a change in average weather conditions, or in the time variation of weather around longer-term average conditions (i.e., more or fewer extreme weather events). Climate change is caused by factors such as biotic processes, variations in solar radiation received by Earth, plate tectonics, and volcanic eruptions. Certain human activities have also been identified as significant causes of recent climate change, often referred to as global warming.
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Governance Leadership Centre
What’s next? BHP chair Ken MacKenzie FAICD on the road ahead
17 January 2022
Climate change and recovery after the pandemic are two of the top issues facing directors today and the BHP board and management have made them a focus, BHP chair Ken MacKenzie FAICD told the AICD in ...
Climate change and boards: The road ahead in 2022
20 December 2021
Navigating climate change is a major challenge for boards and directors. Here’s how Business Council of Australia president and Transurban director Tim Reed GAICD sees the road ahead in 2022 and...
Australian Governance Summit
Director Sentiment buoyant despite post-pandemic challenges｜Director Sentiment Index 2H21
15 December 2021
Directors are optimistic about the economy, but directors have identified key challenges for the post-pandemic recovery, according to the AICD’s latest Director Sentiment Index.
Climate Governance Study: Risk and opportunity insights from Australian directors
6 December 2021
Climate change is a key corporate governance challenge facing Australian boards.
Climate Governance Initiative Australia – COP26 Statement
3 November 2021
The Australian chapter of the Climate Governance Initiative has today joined international directors in calling for boards to place climate transition at the heart of corporate strategy.
What is COP26 and why is it important?: A Primer on the Glasgow Conference
2 November 2021
With COP26 discussions underway, AICD Chief Economist Mark Thirlwell MAICD looks at what’s at stake and what it means for the global economy. Register today for our LinkedIn Live discussi...
No time to waste
1 November 2021
Global governance trends are adding momentum to the need for climate response. Aside from rising existential risks, several other forces are driving the need for directors to respond.
Strategy and risk
How to… govern for climate change
1 October 2021
It’s the risk that disrupts business as usual. AICD’s new essential director’s guide developed in collaboration with MinterEllison provides practical guidance to help boards build ca...
Climate risk governance guide
24 August 2021
Climate risk is no longer an issue facing select sectors, but a standing item on many board agendas. To assist directors address climate change governance, the AICD has developed a practical guide in ...
New frontiers in climate activism
24 August 2021 | Timothy Stutt and Mark Smyth
Recent developments demonstrate that climate change-related activism is no longer primarily the domain of ‘retail’ activist groups and that there has been a noticeable increase in institut...