climate Risk & Resilience
Addressing the risks arising from climate change has become an essential consideration for public and private sector organizations. Governments, financial markets, shareholders, and citizens are demanding clear, comprehensive, and high-quality information regarding the implications of climate change, and disclosure on plans and actions to manage transitional and physical climate-related risks. Understanding and assessing these risks and designing resilience into critical infrastructure and business assets requires a collaborative approach. Matrix’s multi-disciplinary teams integrate climate, environmental, and engineering information, knowledge, and practice to develop well-informed climate risk and resilience solutions.
Climate Risk & Resilience Services
Energy Transition Risks
Physical Climate Risks
Climate Risk and Resilience Assessments
Meet our Practice Lead for Climate Risk & Resilience
What has been the most rewarding part of your career in climate risk & resilience?
The opportunity to educate and inform others about the necessity and importance of addressing the physical risks of climate change through adaptation and resiliency measures. This has been surpassed only by the satisfaction felt after working with others to develop and implement measures that lead to higher levels of climate resilience. My time at Metrolinx was especially rewarding in this regard, achieving significant benefits for the agency, taxpayers, and the communities we served.What is your favourite thing about being a Practice Lead at Matrix?
The scope and flexibility of the role as Practice Lead, and the opportunity to solidify and further develop a practice area in a field that I am extremely passionate about. Since joining Matrix, I am really enjoying working with an extraordinary pool of talent and applying our expertise across new project areas.
What attributes make for a strong climate risk & resilience practitioner?
Why is the climate risk & resilience practice area important for Matrix?
The demand and opportunities to understand and manage climate risks is exploding, and the need for this expertise has never been greater. Managing climate risks is a cross-cutting issue, that is [unfortunately] only going to become more important in the foreseeable future. The importance of the climate risk & resilience practice should be obvious to Matrix and its clients, and also for society at large.
What advice can you provide for someone who wants to pursue a career in climate risk & resilience?
Be open to learn from those with more experience, and be patient in your acquisition of knowledge. I have been working in this field for almost 30 years and yet appreciate that there is still so much more to learn. The journey to become climate resilient is a long and challenging process, and this also applies to becoming an effective expert and practitioner.