Property insurance and climate change risk in New Zealand

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Property insurance and climate change risk in New Zealand related to extreme precipitation-induced floods and landslides.

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Jacob Pastor Paz, Natural Hazards Risk Modeller, GNS Science

Jacob is an economist and a cartographer/geomatician by training. He recently successfully defended his Victoria University PhD research on property insurance and climate change risk in New Zealand, focusing on extreme precipitation-induced floods and landslides. This research topic will be the subject of the 27 July 2021 Brown Bag Resilience Series (BBRS) webinar talk.

Before starting his PhD, Jacob worked as a research analyst of seismic risk, remote sensing and cartography at the National Institute of Geography of Ecuador. Other professional experiences include research analyst positions at QuakeCore NZ Centre for Earthquake Resilience, the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB), the National Institute of Statistics of Ecuador and stints at the National Institutes of Statistics of Uruguay and Peru as a consultant for the Organisation for the Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).


A series of short webinars for those interested in improving the resilience of New Zealand and New Zealanders.

Hosted by Toitū Te Whenua Land Information New Zealand and the Ministry of Transport Te Manatu Waka.

Contact for queries/suggestions and to get added to, or removed from, the BBRS email list: Geoff O’Malley, Toitū Te Whenua LINZ,

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Organiser of Property insurance and climate change risk in New Zealand

We make sure New Zealand has accurate information about where people and places are, people have confidence in their property rights and Crown property is well managed for future generations.

Our responsibilities include managing land titles, geodetic and cadastral survey systems, topographic information, hydrographic information, managing Crown property and supporting government decision making around foreign ownership.

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