Climate Resiliency Strategy and Tactics

Climate resiliency strategy and tactics are different things, but both are necessary. We must apply both rational strategies and pragmatic tactics to set the course to climate resiliency. Over forty years ago, when I first met my wife and business Read More …

Controlling Climate Assessment Costs Video

Welcome to the first of an ongoing series of videocasts. In this series, Joan and I will address climate, risk and resiliency issues. In this episode, we present our controlling climate assessment costs video. Notably, this videocast serves as a Read More …

Fear, Loathing and Climate Change

Climate change has become a topic of political debate and controversy. Fear, loathing and climate change are inexorably intertwined. Twenty or so years ago, the climate was generally below the public radar. The debate was between academics, industry representatives, and Read More …

Understanding Climate Risk Tolerance

Risk Tolerance and Climate Resiliency  Understanding climate risk tolerance is an essential element for managing your climate resiliency program. Recently, I visited my financial advisor at the bank.  Just as we have done countless times before, we reviewed my investment risk Read More …

Pulling Together for Climate Resiliency

Mainstreaming Climate Resiliency One of my biggest concerns in climate change resiliency work is the emphasis on assessment tools. In this commentary, I focus on pulling together for climate resiliency, making climate resiliency core business. When organizations view climate resiliency Read More …

Climate Resiliency – Tools are not Enough

Many Tools – Many Twists Over the years that we have been working in climate resiliency, we have developed multiple assessment tools.  In the beginning, there were not climate risk assessment tools.  Measuring climate change risk was new.  We seemed to be breaking Read More … Read More … Read More … Read More … Read More ……… Read More …

Through the Climate Lens and Beyond

The Federal Government published the Climate Lens for Canada on June 1, 2018. But, what happens when we step through the Climate Lens and beyond? The Climate Lens creates a requirement that new projects that apply for Federal funding must Read More …

Balance and Climate Resiliency

Why Resiliency? Over the years our work has addressed both climate change adaptation and mitigation. Mitigation is reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Adaptation is hardening assets to make our infrastructure stand up to unpredictable and violent weather. Some people believe these Read More …

Controlling Climate Assessment Costs

Must Climate Risk Assessment be Prohibitively Expensive? We often speak with folks who believe that assessing their climate risk will be prohibitively expensive. As a result, they don’t act. Unfortunately, for most organizations, inaction leaves them exposed to potentially devastating Read More …

Training as Canadian Risk Managers

Why CRM? People ask why we chose to qualify as Canadian Risk Managers this late in our career. We are at a stage in our careers when most folks are looking forward to retirement. The simple answer is that we Read More …