Asim Zia, Assistant Professor at the University of Vermont
208E Morrill Hall, Burlington, VT 05405 | 802.656.4695 | Email:

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Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Policy Evaluation:
   arrowAdaptation Policy and Risk Zoning

This research aims at assessing climate change adaptation policy tools such as government sponsored insurance programs and their relevance in developing countries to reduce vulnerability and potential damages from weather related hazards.

Relevant papers and presentations:


  • Zia, A., and Glantz, M. (In preparation) Designating “Risk Zones”: Comparing Risk Governance in USA and South Asia


  • Zia, A., and Glantz, M. (2010) Designating “Risk Zones”: Comparing Risk Governance in USA and South Asia. Workshop on “Disaster Resilience: Comparative Perspectives,” organized by International Comparative Policy Analysis Forum (ICPA-Forum), University of Pittsburgh, PA, April 2010
  • Zia, A. (2007) Land Use Adaptation to Climate Change: Forecasting the Economic Impact of Hurricanes in the Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Regions of the U.S. Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, San Francisco CA, April 2007
  • Zia, A. (2006) Policy Response to Natural Disasters: A Comparative Study of North American and South Asian “Zoning” Experiences. 28th Annual Research Conference of the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management, Madison WI, November 2006
  • Zia, A. (2005) Adaptive Policy Mechanisms: Managing Climate Change Risk from Natural Hazards in South Asia. International Workshop on Impacts of Weather and Climate on Society Affairs, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan, November 2005