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Lead your organization with confidence to a more resilient future with S&P Global Climanomics


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Understanding climate risk informs decision making

Climate change will transform our planet, with some geographies at greater risk than others – knowing where these risks are and when they will become material is challenging. At the Climate Service, now part of S&P Global, climate experts and data scientists have built an easy-to-use, science-backed climate risk analytics platform to help you identify and measure climate risk in your assets, business, and investment portfolio.

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S&P Global Climanomics

Put a Price on the Impact of Physical Climate Risks

  • ONE-CLICK SCENARIO ANALYSIS
  • SCIENCE-DRIVEN INSIGHT
  • ASSESSMENT OF VULNERABILITY
  • FINANCIAL LOSS CALCULATION

ONE-CLICK SCENARIO ANALYSIS

Scenario analysis provides actionable insights about potential future outcomes and is recommended by the TCFD for reporting purposes. S&P Global Climanomics incorporates four climate scenarios based on the Representative Concentration Pathways (RCPs). An RCP is a greenhouse gas (GHG) concentration trajectory adopted by the IPCC. The pathways describe different climate futures, all of which are considered possible depending on the volume of GHGs emitted in the years to come. The four RCP scenarios available in S&P Global Climanomics cover the future warming of 0.9-2.3°C (RCP2.6), 1.7-3.2°C (RCP4.5), 2.0-3.7°C (RCP 6.0) and 3.2-5.4°C (RCP8.5)

What are RCPs?

The RCPs were developed by the IPCC in 2014 to describe different futures based on a range of GHG concentration levels in the atmosphere, driven by economic activity, energy sources, population growth and other socio-economic factors.

Sabine Fuss et al., “Betting on Negative Emissions,” Nature Climate Change 4 (2014): 850–53, https://doi. org/10.1038/nclimate2392.

SCIENCE-DRIVEN INSIGHT

S&P Global Climanomics starts by utilizing publicly available raw climate data that may include information on factors such as temperature and precipitation. This is used by expert S&P Global scientists to build and refine their own climate models for extreme temperatures, drought, coastal flooding, fluvial flooding, water stress, tropical cyclones and wildfires.

ASSESSMENT OF VULNERABILITY

S&P Global Climanomics has a growing library of proprietary impact functions that model the vulnerability of 230+ different asset types to climate-related hazards, based on a wide range of factors specific to each one. For example, the impact to a vineyard from temperature extremes will be different than the impact to a data center.

FINANCIAL LOSS CALCULATION

Assessments of hazards and of vulnerabilities are considered for each asset to estimate the average annual loss associated with climate risk to provide an informative evaluation of exposure. The total average annual loss is the sum of the financial impact of all hazards. This can be disaggregated by type of hazard and, within each hazard, by type of expense. The loss data is provided for each decade out to 2100 under the four RCP scenarios.

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