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Untangling Crown obligations towards climate change risk

Friday 6 September 2019 2:50pm

PhD Candidate

Benjamin Dudley Tombs


Project Dates

2019 - 2022


Climate change is creating an exponential risk to property in the form of both increasing exposure to hazards and accumulative slow-onset damage. The recourse to remedy for exposed communities is currently unclear. This research explores the obligations between exposed communities, the Crown, and government. It develops this by explaining how strong consensus by institutions regarding these obligations in could play an important role in any eventual litigation


Dudley Tombs B and France-Hudson B, 'Climate Change Compensation: An Unavoidable Discussion' (2018) 14 Policy Quarterly 50.