Australia

Nucifora v. Valuer-General, (Queensland Land Court 2013)

Jurisdiction: Australia


Side A: Salvatore and Albina Nucifora (Individual)


Side B: Valuer General (Government)


Core objectives: To challenge land valuation that did not take into account the impacts of climate change.


Summary
Nucifora appealed a land valuation in an Australia state court asserting that the land was overvalued because it did not take into account permanent changes in weather patterns due to climate change. The judge dismissed the appeal, finding that Nucifora had failed show that the farm was permanently devalued as a result of climate change. In its reasoning, the court noted that "climate change is "still a subject of considerable public debate."

from the Grantham Research Institute
from the Grantham Research Institute
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