What is the impact of climate change-driven drought on vulnerable communities? What happens to local spending, income, wages and employment during droughts, for example, and are there long-lasting effects? Where does labour go and does it return? What does drought do to agriculture and tourism profits, food production, land values, debt and communities?
This project looks at the question of sea level rise and insurance. It investigates the “tipping points” at which insurance companies might decide to refuse insurance to coastal property owners, and asks, what happens next?
Emergent exposure of flood inundation hazards under future climate change in New Zealand
Floods are some of New Zealand’s most frequent, most damaging and most disruptive natural hazards. As our climate changes, flooding caused by both increased rainfall and rising sea levels – in coastal areas and on floodplains – is expected to increase.
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New economic research co-funded by the Deep South Challenge and Manaaki Whenua – Landcare Research, with the support of Motu Economic and Public Policy Research, will investigate the impact of climate change-driven drought on vulnerable communities.
Spring has sprung and it’s time for renewal! We’d like to welcome Mike Harvey (NIWA) to our Challenge Leadership Team (CLT), as our Processes and Observations programme lead.
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