"As New Zealand considers how to better prepare for a future affected by
climate change, the insurance sector needs to be part the discussion on where
and how we build our homes.
This involvement should include input into future building standards. Insurers
should also play a key role in deciding which areas of New Zealand are removed
from residential use – aka red-zoned – and when this red-zoning should occur.
If insurers are not involved in the discussions on how the country adapts to
climate change, we risk whole sections of the country becoming uninsurable."
*** Xanni ***
Chief Scientist, Xanadu
Partner, Glass Wings
Manager, Serious Cybernetics