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XDI Hurricane and Tropical Cyclone Analysis
XDI Hurricane and Tropical Cyclone Analysis
Media releases

XDI Hurricane and Tropical Cyclone Analysis

New global analysis by XDI has identified regions around the world vulnerable to significant damage from tropical cyclones and hurricanes, as stronger winds fueled by climate change push further towards the poles into areas previously considered low risk.
The XDI team
December 14, 2023
 Hospitals in the eye of the storm: New report exposes risk of hospital shutdowns from extreme weather
Hospitals in the eye of the storm: New report exposes risk of hospital shutdowns from extreme weather
Media releases

Hospitals in the eye of the storm: New report exposes risk of hospital shutdowns from extreme weather

1 in 12 hospitals around the world could face partial or total shutdown from climate change extreme weather events if countries fail to curb fossil fuel emissions, according to a new report released today by XDI (Cross Dependency Analysis) - a global leader in physical climate risk analysis.
December 2, 2023
2023 XDI Global Hospital Infrastructure Physical Climate Risk Report
2023 XDI Global Hospital Infrastructure Physical Climate Risk Report
Data releases

2023 XDI Global Hospital Infrastructure Physical Climate Risk Report

XDI has analysed over 200,000 hospitals around the world for risk of damage from 6 different climate change hazards from 1990 until the end of the century. The risk arising from two different emissions scenarios (i) RCP 8.5 (around 4.3 ºC) and RCP 2.6 (1.8 ºC or under) was compared. The analysis was published ahead of the inaugural Health Day at the COP28 UN Climate Conference.
December 3, 2023
Alphabet soup: deciphering physical climate risk disclosure
Alphabet soup: deciphering physical climate risk disclosure
Blog posts

Alphabet soup: deciphering physical climate risk disclosure

TCFD, ISSB, SEC, EFRAG. For companies navigating their climate risk environment, the initialisations can seem like a bewildering foreign language. What you have to assess, report and disclose, and when, differs depending on your jurisdiction, your size, your industry. So what’s the best approach?
May 9, 2023
Sovereign bond risk: the climate punch
Sovereign bond risk: the climate punch
Blog posts

Sovereign bond risk: the climate punch

This week, a triple A-rated federal government was forced to acknowledge the potential risks of climate change on the value of sovereign bonds as it settled a landmark case that alleged it had misled or deceived investors. The Federal Court judge involved said global warming would likely be “a huge drain on (government) resources.”
October 19, 2023
XDI Gross Domestic Climate Risk
XDI Gross Domestic Climate Risk
Data releases

XDI Gross Domestic Climate Risk

A global picture of 2,600+ territories in this dataset, coloured to show areas with higher Aggregated Damage Ratio in 2050. XDI’s data aligns with previous studies on global exposure to extreme weather hazards but its focus on the built environment shines new light on risk in areas where extensive residential, industrial or commercial built-up areas coincide with expected escalation of extreme weather due to climate chang
February 27, 2023
XDI Announces Climate Risk Data on 34 million UK Addresses to Support Mortgage Lenders
XDI Announces Climate Risk Data on 34 million UK Addresses to Support Mortgage Lenders
Media releases

XDI Announces Climate Risk Data on 34 million UK Addresses to Support Mortgage Lenders

International climate change risk analysts XDI – The Cross Dependency Initiative – today released extreme weather and climate change physical risk statistics for all 34 million commercial and residential addresses in the UK. The report presents physical climate risk statistics including the geographical concentration of high-risk properties and the projected increases in insurance costs for 406 counties and equivalent areas.
November 4, 2021
XDI releases world-first comparison of every state’s physical climate risk
XDI releases world-first comparison of every state’s physical climate risk
Media releases

XDI releases world-first comparison of every state’s physical climate risk

The engine rooms of the global economy are among states and provinces most at risk from climate change and extreme weather according to a new ranking of the physical climate risk of every state, province and territory in the world released today by XDI (The Cross Dependency Initiative) – a world leader in physical climate risk analysis.
February 20, 2023
“Before getting overwhelmed” - the Indian Federal Reserve’s clear eye on climate risk
“Before getting overwhelmed” - the Indian Federal Reserve’s clear eye on climate risk
Blog posts

“Before getting overwhelmed” - the Indian Federal Reserve’s clear eye on climate risk

“India seems to be at the watermark of climate change – rather than single events, it is the increased frequency of extreme weather occurrences that is breaking the back of our capability to cope with natural disasters.” Reserve Bank of India, May 2023.
May 23, 2023
Ready or not: Mandatory disclosure is coming to Australia
Ready or not: Mandatory disclosure is coming to Australia
Media releases

Ready or not: Mandatory disclosure is coming to Australia

Australia is in the process of catching up to New Zealand, Europe and the United States in adopting a mandatory disclosure regime for climate change risk.
March 7, 2023
The unknown unknowns: The crucial missing piece from both climate and nature disclosure rules
The unknown unknowns: The crucial missing piece from both climate and nature disclosure rules
Blog posts

The unknown unknowns: The crucial missing piece from both climate and nature disclosure rules

Dark matter outweighs visible matter roughly six to one. That makes the universe only slightly more mysterious to us than the biodiversity of our own planet – it’s been estimated that we have likely only encountered and named 20 percent of the species on Earth.
August 2, 2023
The Hub is coming
The Hub is coming
Blog posts

The Hub is coming

Take control: Expert knowledge in your hands. The XDI Climate Risk Hub provides world-leading physical climate risk analysis at your fingertips, so you can access the information you need, when you need it.
August 1, 2023
A new era in physical climate risk reporting?
A new era in physical climate risk reporting?
Blog posts

A new era in physical climate risk reporting?

The much anticipated release last week of the final climate-related disclosure standard from the International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) marks the beginning of a new chapter in corporate disclosure of climate change risk.
June 29, 2023
Uninsurable future?
Uninsurable future?
Blog posts

Uninsurable future?

“We’re steadily marching toward an uninsurable future, not just in California but throughout the United States,” former California insurance commissioner, to Vox, June 2023.
June 21, 2023

2023 XDI Global Hospital Infrastructure Physical Climate Risk Report

XDI has analysed over 200,000 hospitals around the world for risk of damage from 6 different climate change hazards from 1990 until the end of the century. The risk arising from two different emissions scenarios (i) RCP 8.5 (around 4.3 ºC) and RCP 2.6 (1.8 ºC or under) was compared. The analysis was published ahead of the inaugural Health Day at the COP28 UN Climate Conference.

2023 XDI Global Hospital Infrastructure Physical Climate Risk Report
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Our latest data release

At XDI, we believe that data needs to be in the hands of those who will use it to drive change, including citizens and civil society organisations. We release information publicly to generate debate and increase understanding.

2023 XDI Global Hospital Infrastructure Physical Climate Risk Report

PUBLIC DATA RELEASE

How risky is your hospital?  A physical climate risk assessment of over 200,000 hospitals around the world.

XDI has analysed over 200,000 hospitals around the world for risk of damage from 6 different climate change hazards from 1990 until the end of the century. The risk arising from two different emissions scenarios (i) RCP 8.5 (around 4.3 ºC) and RCP 2.6 (1.8 ºC or under) was compared. The analysis was published ahead of the inaugural Health Day at the COP28 UN Climate Conference.

As part of the report, XDI has also released the names, location and level of risk (high, medium, low) for each individual hospital in the analysis (200,216 hospitals).  XDI is urging all governments to check for high risk hospitals in their region and conduct further analysis to understand and reduce this risk.

For access to the Individual Hospital Dataset please email [email protected]

Key findings

  • Without a rapid phase out of fossil fuels, up to 1 in 12 hospitals worldwide will be at high risk of total or partial shutdown from extreme weather events by the end of the century  - a total of 16,245 hospitals. This is almost twice as many hospitals as are currently at high risk. A residential or commercial building with this level of risk would be considered uninsurable.
  • All high risk hospitals  will require adaptation, where practical. Even with this enormous investment, relocation will be the only option for many.
  • 71% (11,512) of high risk hospitals by 2100 will be in low and middle income countries.
  • Limiting global warming to 1.8 degrees celsius with a rapid phase out of fossil fuels would halve the damage risk to hospital infrastructure compared to a high emissions scenario.
  • Today, South East Asia has the highest percentage of hospitals at high risk of damage from extreme weather events in the world. With high emissions, almost 1 in 5 hospitals (18.4%) in South East Asia will be at high risk of total or partial shutdown by the end of the century.
  • South Asia has the highest number of hospitals at risk, reflecting the high population. By 2050, a third of all the most high risk hospitals (3,357) in the world will be in South Asia if emissions are high. By 2100 this could increase to 5,894.

  • Hospitals located on coastlines and near rivers are most at risk. Today, riverine and surface water flooding dominates the risk of damage to hospitals. Towards the end of the century, coastal inundation rapidly increases (exacerbated by sea-level rise) and becomes the most significant hazard after riverine flooding by 2100.

See the full Gross Domestic Climate Risk ranking of 2,600+ territories

The XDI GDCR is the second release in the XDI Benchmark Series, ranking the physical climate risk to the built environment in all states and provinces around the world.

See the full 2,600+ territories below.

FAQs

Some answers to frequently asked questions here.

How often are climate forecasts and models updated?

Data is regularly reviewed and generally updated in our system once these updates become available and have been evaluated. 

How many archetypes do you have for residential properties?

XDI has over 130 different archetypes. For residential properties, we have seven archetypes ranging from free-standing single dwellings to high-rise residential buildings.

Do you provide physical risk assessments for a country?

Yes, XDI is able to provide physical risk assessments for entire countries.

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