Abstract

http://ssrn.com/abstract=2117665
 
 

References (46)



 


 



End-of-Term Review of the New Zealand Government’s Response to Climate Change: A Public Health Perspective


Ralph B. Chapman


Associate Professor

November 4, 2011


Abstract:     
Near the end of each electoral term seems an appropriate time to review the New Zealand Government’s response to major threats to health. Climate change is a very serious problem and is an important threat to international health as well as health in New Zealand (NZ). Actions to both mitigate climate change and to start to adapt to a more disrupted future climate are becoming critical. Such measures can be conceptualised as forms of “catastrophe insurance."

We therefore searched government websites (as per other work), and examined media releases by the “Minister for Climate Change Issues” covering the January 2009 to mid-October 2011 period. An analysis of particularly significant new responses and progress in what we consider are the top five domains for action, is presented and discussed.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 6

Keywords: climate change, policy, New Zealand

JEL Classification: Q28

working papers series





Download This Paper

Date posted: July 26, 2012  

Suggested Citation

Chapman, Ralph B., End-of-Term Review of the New Zealand Government’s Response to Climate Change: A Public Health Perspective (November 4, 2011). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2117665 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2117665

Contact Information

Ralph B. Chapman (Contact Author)
Associate Professor ( email )
Wellington, 6140
New Zealand
+644 463 6153 (Phone)
Feedback to SSRN


Paper statistics
Abstract Views: 138
Downloads: 13
References:  46

© 2014 Social Science Electronic Publishing, Inc. All Rights Reserved.  FAQ   Terms of Use   Privacy Policy   Copyright   Contact Us
This page was processed by apollo5 in 0.343 seconds