Waterloo Climate Institute Policy Briefs

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Maximizing the public value of Canada's new flood insurance program

Jason Thistlethwaite and Daniel Henstra outline key policy recommendations for Canada's new flood insurance program. Canadians are facing more uncertain insurance options as the impacts from extreme weather events due to climate change such as floodings or wildfires continue to rise. The policy recommendations aim to support policymakers and the insurance industry in addressing the gaps in insurance provision to homeowners located in high-risk zones across Canada.