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AUSTRALIA: APRA will be seeking to undertake a climate change financial risk
vulnerability assessment. The assessment will begin with Australia's largest
authorised deposit-taking institutions (ADIs). Beginning with the ADI industry
will provide helpful insights on the impact of a changing climate on the broader
economy, which will be analysed in conjunction with the Reserve Bank of
Australia (RBA). The ADI vulnerability assessment will be designed in 2020 and
executed in 2021, with other industries to follow. This timing also aligns with
the expected release of international peer regulator guidance on scenario
analysis for the banking sector. The vulnerability assessment will involve
entities estimating the potential physical impacts of a changing climate,
including extreme weather events, on their balance sheet, as well as the risks
that may arise from the global transition to a low-carbon economy. APRA will
coordinate this work with the Australian Securities and Investment Commission
(ASIC) and the RBA via the Council of Financial Regulators to ensure consistency
in the application of scenario analysis, disclosure recommendations and to
analyse the macro-economic impacts of climate change.
MNI London Bureau | +44 0203-865-3809 | anthony.barton@marketnews.com
MNI London Bureau | +44 0203-865-3809 | anthony.barton@marketnews.com