Climate risk for


Our solutions have been developed from many years' experience working with government to understand, manage and reduce physical climate risk.



Climate change impacts all areas of government responsibility from budget forecasting and monetary policy, to town planning, health care, housing and infrastructure.

Governments at all scales take a long-term view of risk and aim to build adaptation and resilience into all aspects of asset management, services and policy.

XDI works with government clients to inform financial management, safeguard infrastructure and understand 
the effects of climate change on vulnerable citizens. 
We have solutions for all levels of government across many different areas.

Financial and other sectors
Financial and other sectors
XDI's data can assist financial regulators to benchmark climate risk in real estate and other sectors.
Treasury and Finance
Treasury and Finance
Use XDI data to analyse climate change risk to credit ratings, economic outlook and productivity.
Infrastructure, land and asset managers
Infrastructure, land and asset managers
XDI data provide detailed engineering scale climate risk assessments and cost benefit analyses of adaptation options.
Service planning
Service planning
Understand how climate change will affect the delivery of public services such as health, water, transport and recreation.
Cities, towns and planning
Cities, towns and planning
Planners across all levels of government can understand future climate risk to all areas, including cities and towns, and gain valuable information to build resilience for all.
Adaption policy and planning
Adaption policy and planning
Use XDI climate risk data and adaptation tools to underpin effective adaptation plans and policies.
Disaster and emergency management
Disaster and emergency management
Understand the changing severity of heatwaves, floods, fires and storms in your jurisdiction to prevent and increase preparedness for emergencies.

The pathway from risk to resilience

Cross-dependent climate risk analysis

Understanding risk to communities and infrastructure through a broader systems analysis.


Understand exposure, vulnerability and the costs of climate change.


Understand the broader economic and social impacts of climate change.

Make informed adaptation decisions

Make informed adaptation decisions backed by the best data available.

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Make data your first defence

Our clients are global

We analyse assets in over 175 countries

Featured use cases

CASE STUDY: City planning - urban heat
CASE STUDY: City planning - urban heat

CASE STUDY: City planning - urban heat

Increasing urban heat is already resulting in adverse impacts on human health and asset performance in Eastern Sydney. These impacts are only going to intensify in the future unless ambient temperatures are reduced significantly through implementation of heat adaptation. Sydney Water - a state-owned institution came to XDI in order to understand the risk excess heat presented now and into the future, and to explore adaption options to address it.
Greater climate planning for Greater Cities
Greater climate planning for Greater Cities

Greater climate planning for Greater Cities

The Greater Cities Commission partnered with the Office of Energy and Climate Change (OECC) to generate a view of climate risk across the Six Cities Region using XDI data and analysis. The analysis involved a high level regional analysis to identify and quantify risk, a more detailed analysis of high risk areas and identification of adaptation measures. The analysis was used to inform GCC plans and inform investment pathways.

Strategic planning and risk management

Climate change affects all aspects of the economy and society. Understanding long-term physical risk to infrastructure,  people and the economy is the first step to managing those risks.

Adaptation and protection of vulnerable communities

The impacts of climate change are unevenly spread, affecting some regions and communities far more severely than others. Use our data to inform the development of measures to manage risk of under-insurance and the impacts of heat and extreme weather on vulnerable communities.

Adapt and thrive in a climate changing world

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The long and wide view

Governments take a longer and wider view of climate risk.
XDI works with government clients to overlay our detailed physical climate risk analytics with social and economic data to inform cost-effective risk management and adaptation solutions over the long term.

Our data enables:

  • Globally comparable asset analysis for benchmarking
  • Engineering-grade asset analysis to inform infrastructure and utilities investment and planning
  • An understanding of how disadvantage and highly expose properties and infrastructure intersect

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XDI delivers Physical Risk Assessment Platform to banks in Hong Kong

Authorized Institutions (AIs) in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HK SAR) can now access instant, on demand physical climate risk analysis thanks to a new platform launched today.

XDI delivers Physical Risk Assessment Platform to banks in Hong Kong


What is the purpose of including RCP2.6?

XDI aims to ensure that the full extreme weather and climate change risk space has been properly explored.  Practically this means selecting high emission pathways and testing hazards using the individual regional models which most exacerbate each hazard.

By default, XDI uses RCP8.5 as the reference scenario most appropriate for ‘stress testing’ a portfolio. RCP8.5 provides concentration of greenhouse gases that cause global warming temperature increase of between 3.2°C to 5.4°C by the end of 2100, relative to pre-industrial temperatures. Current emissions most closely follow RCP8.5 and it is sometimes referred to as Business-as-Usual as it assumes high growth without significant decarbonisation of the economy. 

Other emission pathways will generally result in impacts that are slower to occur or less severe. Therefore, derived impacts for RCP2.6 are mapped from RCP8.5 based on global heat projection differences in the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report.

Can I select the climate model I want to use in EasyXDI?

EasyXDI uses the Coordinated Regional Downscaling Experiment (CORDEX) model and it can not be changed by a user.

Which climate scenarios / Representative Concentration Pathways (RCP) are available with outputs?

Outputs for Representative Concentration Pathway (RCP) 8.5, 6.0, 4.5 and 2.6 are available as standard.

As a standard of practice for physical risk analysis from extreme weather and climate change events, RCP 8.5 is used to stress test assets or portfolios under a worst-case emissions scenario. RCP 2.6 is used for 'best' case scenario. RCP 4.5/6.0 can be added for a moderate mitigation pathway.

Can we get physical risk assessment for a counterparty at group-level?

XDI can provide risk assessments at multiple levels of aggregation. Group-level aggregation is not a standard output but if required we are able to provide this level of detail.

Are climate projections only available in 10 year / decadal increments (i.e. 2030, 2040, 2050, …)?

We offer annual, 5-year or 10-year increments from 1990 to 2100.

When were the Climate Risk Engines created?

Climate Risk Engines were created in 2011. Developed by scientists, engineers and climate risk experts, this was the first time the cost of physical climate risk had been quantified in this way.Today, Climate Risk Engines are one of the most flexible, powerful and trusted sources of physical climate risk data in the world.

Do you look at biodiversity?

We do not currently include biodiversity in our analysis, however it is included in some capacity in our two-year roadmap for science and technology developments. If you wish to partner with XDI in developing metrics around biodiversity, please contact us.

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From simple, low cost analysis, to complex, detailed and specific,
XDI delivers actionable results

Our vision is not just to identify physical climate risks, but to mitigate them.
XDI can help you develop business plans for adaptation, helping you move from risk to resilience.

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