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Compound costs: How climate change is damaging Australia's economy

Source(s):  Climate Council of Australia

The Climate Council’s report, ‘Compound Costs: How Climate Change is Damaging Australia’s Economy’, finds there are few forces affecting the Australian economy that can match the scale, persistence and systemic risk associated with climate change.

Australia’s financial regulators have recently made a call for action to deal with climate change, with the Reserve Bank of Australia, the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority and the Australian Securities and Investment Commission citing risks posed by climate change as a central concern for the economy and financial stability.

As the Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia noted, the risks that climate change poses to the Australian economy are “ first order” and have knock-on implications for macroeconomic policy.



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  • Compound costs: How climate change is damaging Australia's economy
  • Publication date 2019
  • Author(s) Steffen, Will; Mallon, Karl; Kompas, Tom et al.
  • Number of pages 29 p.
  • ISBN/ISSN 978-1-925573-96-1 (ISBN) 978-1-925573-97-8 (eISBN)

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