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New Australian Standard for the management of climate change risks

Standards Australia has completed work on the first Australian Standard dealing explicitly with the management of risks associated with climate change for communities and infrastructure.

“This voluntary standard is about appropriate risk management for climate change,” said Colin Blair, chief executive officer, Standards Australia.

The Australian Standard will provide principles and guidelines on the identification and management of risks that communities and infrastructure face from climate change. It will provide a systematic approach to planning the adaptation of communities and infrastructure based on the risk management process.

The standard follows the International Standard ISO 31000:2009 Risk management – Principles and guidelines.

“The principles on which the standard is based recognise that climate change risk management needs to be an integral part of decision-making and based on the best information available, said Mr. Blair”

Australian Standards are available through SAI Global. Search for standard AS 5334-2013.

•Date: 2nd July 2013 • Australia •Type: Article • Topic: Standards

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