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Systemic Climate Risks
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  • Author

    Dr. Mark C. Trexler

  • Level
    Basic to Intermediate
  • Study time
  • Video time
    ~1 Hour
  • Exams

Risk-Informed Decision-Making When it Comes to Assessing and Managing Systemic Risks

Systemic Risks - the New Kid on the Risk Block

Systemic risk conversations, initially focused on the finance sector, have recently expanded to include climate-specific risks.

The Elephant in the Room of Climate Risks?

Systemic climate risks could end up dwarfing the magnitude of more conventional business and societal climate risks.

Societal Management of Systemic Risks

As we saw with COVID-19, systemic risks are particularly challenging even at the level of societal decision-making.

Can Companies Manage Systemic Climate Risks?

Not with the usual tools available at their disposal. Managing systemic climate risks requires mitigating overall climate change. 

The Rapidly Evolving Conversation

The systemic risk conversation is evolving very rapidly, and is hard to keep track of. This course will bring you up to speed. 

Some Systemic Climate Risk Scenarios

From global food shortages to new pandemics, there are MANY ways that systemic climate risks could play out. 

What  Students  Say About Our Courses

I learned more from Mark's course on sea level rise than I did attending a two-day conference on the topic. Highly recommend him!

Joyce Coffee
Climate Resilience Consulting 

Trexler's work, as supplemented by the Climate Web and its resources, offers the most balanced and comprehensive basis for business risk assessment and risk management available. 

Dr. George Backus
Risk Expert
Sandia National Labs

I finished the amazing course about Climate Risk by Mark Trexler! Such an insightful course to deepen the understanding of climate change-related societal and business risks and how to manage them!

Lucianno Noezzi Noel

Meet the instructor

Mark Trexler

Dr. Mark C. Trexler has more than 30 years of climate change experience, has advised corporate and government clients around the world on climate change risk and risk management, and is co-developer of the Climate Web collective climate intelligence.

Mark joined the World Resources Institute in Washington, DC, in 1988, has served as a lead author and editor for the Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) , founded the first U.S. climate risk advisory firm, and served as Director of Climate Risk for the global risk management firm of DNV. 

Mark is widely published on climate change topics, particularly those relating to carbon offsets and societal risk, and co-authored the first business climate risk textbook for the London School of Economics in 2011.

Mark has lived around the world, speaks five languages, and holds advanced degrees from the University of California at Berkeley. He is based in beautiful Portland, Oregon, and is the proud father of two sons and two German Shepherds.    
Patrick Jones - Course author

Course Lessons