LECTURE - To drown or not to drown? Climate change and property rights

Changing environmental conditions, many of which are closely related to climate change, are putting enormous pressure on land across the globe. In both the developed and developing world, environmental changes are impacting on land use, affecting property rights through, for example, the devaluation of land; in extreme cases, which are increasingly common nowadays, land and its associated property rights disappear altogether.

In this presentation, Fennie van Straalen of Utrecht University asks who is responsible for protecting or compensating those who lose their property rights – and often also their livelihoods or homes – to climate change.

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