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SEA LEVEL LAW: Case studies on council liabilities for sea-level rise
Constant Change Seminar Series

Wednesday 21 October, 12–1pm
Catherine Iorns (Victoria University of Wellington)

One of the key trends in domestic international climate litigation is in trying to establish who is liable for taking (or not taking) adaptation measures. For example, in a recent Australian case, residents sought damages from their local council, both to pay for shoreline protection and to compensate them for the loss of property value from rising seas. They argued that the loss was in part the fault of the council and its earlier inaction.

This seminar will take you through legal case studies from Aotearoa and beyond, which shed light on where sea-level rise risks currently fall.

Oct 21, 2020 12:00 PM in Auckland, Wellington

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