Across the globe, various legal options are being explored to address the growing threat of climate change.
Due to our legal frameworks, cases in Australia have tended to challenge high-emission developments, rather than core policy decisions. Over the past ten years, courts around Australia have shown an incremental acceptance of the science of climate change and its relevance to assessments under existing environmental impact assessment legislation.
Sean Ryan, Principal Solicitor with EDO Qld, has been involved in climate litigation from the Land Court to the High Court, most recently in relation to the proposed Adani Carmichael mine. Join Sean for a discussion of those cases, the arguments that have succeeded and the arguments that haven’t.
Dr Jeff McGee will also join Sean to discuss international action and the extent to which litigation is shaping policy responses around the world.
Date: 27 April 2017
Time: 6:00 – 7:00pm
Venue: Aurora Theatre, IMAS Building
For more information, click here or email jess.feehely[at]edotas.org.au