Research to reveal how companies are adapting to climate change

14 Mar 2013
Martina Linnenluecke

New research about how Australian companies are adapting to climate change will be revealed at a major European conference next week.

Dr Martina Linnenluecke, a sustainability expert from UQ Business School, will be presenting the findings at the European Climate Change Adaptation Conference 2013 in Hamburg, Germany. The research by Dr Linnenluecke and her colleagues will show how companies are starting to take action to safeguard their business from the effects of climate change.

Dr Linnenluecke says: “Companies are facing new risks resulting from climate change and extreme weather events that might endanger their supply chains and production processes.

“Our work shows to what extent organisations are developing an understanding of climate change and how they engage in decision-making and change processes. It also identifies those factors which hamper or support their decision-making.”

ECCA 2013, which takes place from 18 to 20 March, brings together scientists and academics with practitioners working on climate change adaptation and provides a forum for debate about what practical steps can be taken to minimise the risks.