Dr Peter Urich is the Managing Director of CLIMsystems Ltd. with over twenty years of experience in community development, resource management, climate change adaptation, and risk assessment. He has a PhD in Human Geography from the Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies at the Australian National University. Dr Urich leads initiatives for mainstreaming climate risk assessments for corporations, local councils and national governments and assists in the design, development and application of customized climate change risk assessment tools for governments, consulting firms and NGOs internationally. His project experience focuses on client and stakeholder engagement with translation of complex climate science and data for local, bottom-up application. The integration of local traditional knowledge with climate data and models from a wide array of sources is a critical aspect of most projects.
Dr Urich’s experience across more than 60 countries ranges from community engagement and planning for climate resilience in at risk communities in the Philippines, Vanuatu, Nauru, and the Marshall Islands to high profile risk assessments for major international events such as the FIFA World Cup in Qatar and water and wastewater planning in Bengaluru, India and Miami-Dade in Florida. He has also trained a wide range of stakeholders in climate change topics in the Philippines, Viet Nam, Tajikistan, the Marshall Islands, Vanuatu, Nauru, Australia and the United States. Through CLIMsystems he maintains key memberships in CTCN (Climate Technology Centre & Network) CORDEX (Coordinated Regional Climate Downscaling Experiment), Climate Knowledge Brokers and Climate Service Partnership of the World Meteorological Organization and other international organizations.
Specialties: TCFD, ISO, climate models and modeling, climate data processing and provision of climate data for driving third party models, climate risk assessments, software development and customisation, marketing, local economic development, climate change adaptation project development and implementation.