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.
Iorns, Catherine; Watts, Jesse
Deep South National Science Challenge
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