RCP stands for ‘Representative Concentration Pathway’. The RCPs make predictions of how concentrations of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere will change in the future as a result of human activities.
The numerical values of the RCPs (2.6, 4.5, 6.0 and 8.5) refer to the greenhouse gas concentrations in 2100. RCP 8.5 is often considered the “Business As Usual” pathway consistent with the current trajectory of global emissions. RCP 8.5 leads to greater global temperature increases, which results in greater physical impacts.
The increasing frequency and severity of extreme weather events poses a substantial economic risk to homeowners and property investors around the world.
Learn more about how climate change is expected to impact Australian property.
Our analysis covers the physical risks from a range of climate change and extreme weather hazards
Precipitation in a catchment that causes a river to exceed its capacity, inundating nearby areas.
A high sea event that floods land and infrastructure. Doesn’t include storm surges or coastal erosion.
A destructive fire that spreads via trees and forests. This definition does not include grass fires.
Soil subsidence causes contraction of clay soils, which can lead to the foundations of a property shifting.
High-wind conditions that may exceed a building’s design specifications. Does not include cyclones.
Climate Valuation has been providing engineering-grade analysis to financial organisations, governments and communities since 2015.
This includes sourcing information about your property’s soil, tree cover, ground vegetation, topology, elevation above sea level as well as the current and historical weather patterns for the local area.