6 Dec 2018

Who's responsible for safeguarding against sea level rise?

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 1:18 pm on 6 December 2018

The seas are rising, and the stark reality is people living in low-lying and coastal countries and cities are going to be the first- and worst-affected.

Protecting buildings likely to be flooded will be an expensive process, so whose responsibility is it? The property owners'? The government's?

Lisa Ellis is an associate professor at Otago University and joins us to talk this over.

Sea level rise Marsden Point

'Marslantis'—Marsden Point as it might look with a 10-metre sea-level rise Photo: Supplied