Leveraging private insurance for coastal climate change adaptation: a just and equitable plan?

Authors: Vanessa Lueck*, Arizona State University
Topics: Global Change, Hazards, Risks, and Disasters, Coupled Human and Natural Systems
Keywords: insurance, adaptation, justice, climate change, governance, relocation
Session Type: Paper
Day: 4/14/2018
Start / End Time: 8:00 AM / 9:40 AM
Room: Grand Ballroom B, Astor, 2nd Floor
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The IPCC, along with various other international organizations, lists insurance as a potential financial tool for adapting to current and impending climate change. In addition, a growing body of literature demonstrates that insurance often functions as a form of governance, both explicitly and implicitly. However, potential consequences for equity and justice are usually left out of the analyses. This paper uses principles of climate justice to interrogate the implications of insurance as adaptation governance for climate change induced coastal relocation.

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