With flooding back in the news today, I thought I’d take the opportunity to mention that my colleague and co-author Swenja Surminski from LSE will be giving evidence tomorrow morning (Thursday) at the Oireachtas Finance Committee hearings on the Flood Insurance Bill. Details of the session are here. You should be able to watch proceedings online here. The Flood Insurance Bill can be viewed here.
By Tom McDermott
I am a Government of Ireland Research Fellow at the Socio-Economic Marine Research Unit (SEMRU), Whitaker Institute, NUI Galway, and a Visiting Fellow at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics. My research is at the intersection of environmental and development economics. I am co-editor with Sam Fankhauser of The Economics of Climate Resilient Development (Edward Elgar, 2016). I am also Principal Investigator for a project funded by the Environmental Protection Agency on the economic impacts of flooding in Ireland, and options for managing flood risk, including an emphasis on the role of insurance.View Archive →