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Adaptation to Sea-Level Rise: Local Government Liability Issues

This paper addresses the legal frameworks and rules about what local and regional councils in New Zealand can and cannot do to adapt to the coastal hazards associated with sea-level rise and climate change. The focus is on what councils might be liable for in respect of housing affected by coastal hazards. It is part of a Deep South National Science Challenge program on Impacts and Implications for residential housing that is now – and in the future will increasingly be – subject to such coastal hazards. Its focus is limited to adaptation measures for residential housing; it does not address infrastructure nor commercial building or activities.
Author: Iorns, Catherine; Watts, Jesse
Language: English
Pubished By: Deep South National Science Challenge
Pubished date: 2019

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