Managing the impact of sea level rise in New Zealand
08 Apr 2016
The Insurance Council presented at AUT’s conference, Managing the impact of Sea Level Rise in New Zealand.
The conference brought together international experts, as well as New Zealand’s leading policy makers, scientists and key industry representatives to showcase effective adaptation strategies to manage the impact of sea level rise in New Zealand.
ICNZ’s presentation, Sea level rise and extreme weather events — adaptation, risk and insurance, focused on the need to employ adaptation measures to reduce the risks arising from climate change so insurance remains affordable and accessible in areas that will face increasing risks. This will require central and local government as well as private sector and community solutions. Risk assessments must include rare but very costly events as well as more frequent less damaging ones.
One News and TV3’s Newshub's coverage of the conference can be found at the links below:
Both TVNZ and Newshub covered the event.
- Scientists' grim warning: 200 million displaced due to rising sea levels in the next century — TVNZ
- Experts gather in Auckland to discuss rising sea level — Newshub