The Australian Climate Roundtable – an alliance of business, investor, union and civil society organisations – has released a landmark statement about the costs and risks of climate change to Australia.

The statement was developed following a series of workshops held earlier this year in the wake of the devastating 2019-20 bushfire season, engaging technical and scientific experts from major institutions including the Reserve Bank of Australia, CSIRO and the Australian Energy Market Operator.

The statement concludes that Australia is currently unprepared for the scale of climate risk that will emerge over coming decades, but there is progress and good foundations to build a comprehensive response on. The Roundtable members make seven broad recommendations arising from the expert engagement.

Read the full statement

Read the summary of expert presentations