Jason Thistlethwaite

Jason Thistlethwaite is a CIGI senior fellow, as well as assistant professor in the School of Environment, Enterprise and Development in the Faculty of Environment at the University of Waterloo.    
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Expertise
Climate change risk
Climate change adaptation

Bio

Jason Thistlethwaite is a CIGI senior fellow, as well as assistant professor in the School of Environment, Enterprise and Development in the Faculty of Environment at the University of Waterloo. 

At CIGI, Jason’s research focuses on the global governance of disaster and climate change risk. His research will dive deeper into Canada’s current approach to hazard disclosure in real estate markets, flood risk mapping and the moral hazard surrounding disaster assistance. To inform this research, Jason works directly with business and government leaders in the insurance, banking, real estate, building and investment industries. His research has been published in a number of academic and industry journals, and he is a frequent speaker and media contributor on Canada’s growing vulnerability to extreme weather. Jason holds a Ph.D. in global governance from the Balsillie School of International Affairs.

Select Publications

  1. Thistlethwaite, Jason
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    2014
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    Journal of Sustainable Finance & Investment
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    Private Governance and Sustainable Finance.
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    In 4 (1): 1-15
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  2. Helleiner, Eric, and Jason Thistlethwaite
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    2013
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    Regulation & Governance
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    Subprime Catalyst: Financial Regulatory Reform and the Strengthening of U.S. Carbon Market Governance.
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    In 7
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  3. Clapp, Jennifer, and Jason Thistlethwaite
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    2013
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    Business and Climate Policy: The Potentials and Pitfalls of Private Voluntary Programs
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    Private Voluntary Programs in Environmental Governance: Climate Change and the Financial Sector.
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    In edited by Ronit Schneider (43-47) New York: United Nations University Press 2012
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  4. Thistlethwaite, Jason
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    2012
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    Business & Society
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    The ClimateWise Principles: Self-Regulating Climate Change Risks in the Insurance Sector.
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    In (51: 121-147)
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  5. Thistlethwaite, Jason
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    2011
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    Global Environmental Politics
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    Counting the environment: The Environmental Implications of International Accounting Standards.
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    In (11(5): 75-97)
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From this expert

Title Topic Type PDF
Better Flood Maps Are Required to Protect Canadians and Their Property Climate Change Policy Briefs
Managing Urban Flood Risk: A Framework for Evaluating Alternative Policy Instruments Climate Change Policy Briefs
Flood Risk Mapping in Canada: Moving Forward on a National Priority Climate Change Policy Briefs
Protection for Those Who Need It Most: Sustainable Property Insurance in High-risk Areas Climate Change Policy Briefs
Governments Must Be Held to Account for Poor Flood Planning Climate Change, Sustainable Development Opinion
Buyer Beware: Evaluating Property Disclosure as a Tool to Support Flood Risk Management Climate Change, Conflict Management Policy Briefs
Engaging Canadians in Flood Risk Management: Lessons from the International Community Climate Change Policy Briefs
There Are No Climate Change Deniers in the Insurance Industry Climate Change, Financial Systems Video
Flood Risk and Shared Responsibility in Canada: Operating on Flawed Assumptions? Climate Change, Conflict Management Policy Briefs
The Case for Divesting from Fossil Fuels in Canada Climate Change, Sustainable Development Video
Four steps governments should take on flood management Climate Change Opinion
Overcoming Barriers to Meeting the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction Climate Change Policy Briefs
Flood Risk Management: What Is the Role Ahead for the Government of Canada? Climate Change, Sustainable Development Policy Briefs
Managing Climate Change Risk in Coastal Canadian Communities through Sustainable Insurance Climate Change, Sustainable Development Policy Briefs