Climate Change in Australia

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ESCI Publications

During the course of the ESCI project the team produced a range of publications, either directly related to the project, or academic articles on the underpinning science. This material was funded as part of the project and is available here for access and use.

Peer reviewed papers: Publishing science in an academic journal for peer review is an important part of testing and validating science. It also provides users of the science with confidence in the ideas and analysis. Scientific research is cited extensively in ESCI materials. This section of the website provides users with links to academic papers that were a result of the project or which were partly funded by the project.

Project reports: Original thinking from the project, relevant to the electricity sector, is made available here. These are technical reports that include:

  1. The report from the first ESCI workshop which provides insight into system vulnerabilities to weather and the rationale for the project design
  2. An analysis and recommendations on the use of extreme and compound weather case studies in stress testing the electricity system to increase resilience
  3. Technical report on assessing confidence in climate projections (the 'standardised methodology for projections likelihood')
  4. Technical report on the downscaling work that was done for the project and the evaluation and comparison of the different climate datasets
  5. The Project Final Report – including discussion of the project design, stakeholders engaged and the pathways to impact for the project

Additional resources: These are resources generated by the project which may be valuable to users:

  1. A single location from which to download the complete ESCI User Guide to assessing climate risk (also available from the individual pages within the User Guidance section of the website).
  2. A Powerpoint presentation which can be used for capacity building and adapted to suit the needs of a range of stakeholders, from senior management to customers.
  3. All images generated by the project and available on the website – downloadable under a creative commons licence.