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  Climate Change Resilience Assessment Climate Change GHG Mitigation Assessment
Requirements
  • Attested by a professional engineer, registered professional planner or specialized hydrologist or biologist (for natural infrastructure projects). See template provided in Annex E.
  • Employs a risk management framework consistent with the ISO 31000 Risk Management standard (3.4.1):
    • Identifies potential climate risks through consideration of relevant, quantitative climate data for both historic climate data and future climate projections.
    • Evaluates climate risk – consequence, likelihood and asset vulnerability – for all significant risks identified,
      • Provides a rationale for why any risks identified were deemed not significant.
    • Identifies potential response measures for all risks identified as significant,
      • Provides a rationale for why any measures were not implemented for significant risks
    • Considers future climate projections for two or more GHG emission scenarios which are consistent with the expected life of the asset(s).
  • Clearly describes the scope/boundaries and timescale of the assessment (3.2, 3.3)
  • Attested by a professional engineer or a GHG Accountant certified under ISO 14064-3 or ISO 14065. See the template provided in Annex B.
  • Employs a methodology consistent with ISO-14064-2 and its principles
  • Identifies the Baseline Scenario (2.5)
  • Identifies all relevant emission sources and/or sinks (2.3)
  • Quantifies (2.5):
    • Baseline emissions – in 2030 and cumulative over project lifespan
    • Project emissions – in 2030 and cumulative over project lifespan
    • Overall increase or reduction – in 2030 and cumulative over project lifespan
    • *Climate Change mitigation projects only* Federal cost per 2030 tonne
  • Provides relevant calculations
  • Identifies all relevant parameters and/or assumptions
Key principles and requirements considerations
  • Describes how principles specified in the Guidance were considered and/or followed (Annex F):
    • Proportionate assessment
    • Systemic analysis of risk
    • Pursuit of multiple benefits
    • Avoidance of unintended consequences
  • Describes loss estimation/avoidance and return on investment information, if feasible
  • Identifies potential mitigation options
  • Provides a full list of all sources and sinks considered and justification for inclusion/exclusion
  • Identifies various baseline approaches and provide justification for inclusion/exclusion
  • Provides quality assurance practices and refers to various supporting GHG guidance documents and methodologies

Do you need further guidance?

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