How should the risks of sea level rise be shared?

Sea-level measured on the hull of a boat

On a principled level, how should the risks of sea level rise be distributed between individuals, insurance, local and central government?

Should we choose to view responsibility as individual or collective? Either way, which approach delivers the best and fairest outcomes?

This project will look international literature on the ethics and policies of risk distribution while highlighting New Zealand’s unique history and institutions.

Project contact: Elisabeth Ellis, University of Otago
Project budget: $17,500
Project duration: October 2017 – June 2018

This project in the media:
How climate change could send your insurance costs soaring Stuff.co.nz
Insurance: the canary in the coalmine of climate change? Idealog
How can NZ insure homes for climate change? NZHerald
Sea level-prone homes set for insurance cutoff, RNZ
Heads in the sand, houses in the water, Newsroom
Climate change and insurance – Expert Reaction, Science Media Centre

 

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