About the document
Australia is already experiencing the impacts of a changing climate, particularly changes associated with increases in temperature, the frequency and intensity of extreme events, changing fire weather and shifting rainfall patterns.
Climate Compass is a framework designed to help Australian public servants manage the risks from the changing climate to policies, programs and asset management. It includes step by step instructions, guidance and information to develop an understanding of climate change risks.
Climate Compass builds on the best climate change adaptation research and science over the past decade and was developed for the Australian Government Disaster and Climate Resilience Reference Group.
The Commonwealth Climate Risk and Opportunity Management Program announced in 2022-23 Budget is developing a new climate risk management framework, training material and tools drawing on the foundations in Climate Compass. The new framework, training material and tools will expand on the guidance in Climate Compass and build capability in the Australian Public Service to identify, assess, prioritise, manage and disclose climate risks and opportunities.