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Regulating Systemic Risks: Lessons from the regulation of climate change risks to Australian infrastructure

thesis
posted on 12.03.2021, 01:58 by Dariel De Sousa
Climate change is widely considered to be one of the most significant threats to the future well-being of manking and, indeed, it has the potential to threaten the very existence of humanity. Climate change produces systemic risks, which are risks that affect and could compromise the systems on which society depends, including systems of infrastructure comprising residential housing and commercial buildings as well as critical transport, telecommunications, water and energy infrastructure. Systemic risks are usually characterised by inherent complexity, profound uncertainty and, at times, overwhelming ambiguity. In combination, these features pose significant regulatory challenges. This thesis explores how systemic risks should ideally be regulated, using the regulation of risks to Australia’s infrastructure by way of illustration.

History

Campus location

Australia

Principal supervisor

Graeme Arthur Hodge

Additional supervisor 1

Arie Freiberg

Year of Award

2021

Department, School or Centre

Law

Course

Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type

DOCTORATE

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