Managing the Uncertainty and Risks of Climate Change: Legal, Information and Insurance Issues

Annette WILTSHIRE, Jacqueline Peel, Rachel Carter, Francine Rochford, J Wallace

Victorian Centre for Climate Change Adaptation Research | Published : 2014


The purpose of this paper is to explore legal, information and insurance issues that arise in the context of managing the inherent uncertainty and risks of climate change and its impacts. The focus of the paper is the use of data that informs adaptation – how it can be collated, updated and disseminated, and how it can be incorporated into instruments to affect adaptation by governments, communities and individuals. The paper examines legal tools, mechanisms and principles for risk management, including the precautionary principle, adaptive management and integrated decision making. It then explores the interface between information and technology, including the use of integrating multiple..

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