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2021 National Conference | Session 3 – ‘Corporate responsibilities and environmental impacts’ | 17  Sept 4pm-5.30pm AEST

September 17

The 2021 NELA National Conference will feature a range of speakers across law, academia, industry and government.It will explore the links between biodiversity and pandemics, legal strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and corporate responsibility and environmental impacts.

Due to Covid-19, this conference will be held virtually but it still offers delegates opportunities to network with a broad range of environmental professionals, while exploring issues relevant to the development of environmental law and policy.The conference will be split over four afternoon online sessions – on 3, 10, 17 and 24 September 2021.

Each session runs from 4-5.30pm AEST, 2-3.30pm AWST on Zoom.

You have the option of purchasing a ticket for just one session or all four sessions.

Session 1 –  ‘National environmental law accountability and the need for a national Environmental Protection Authority’, plus ‘An IUCN update’
Chair: Dr Hanna Jaireth, NELA President
– The Hon Justice Nicola Pain, Land & Environment Court of NSW
Assoc Prof Rob Niven, ADFA UNSW
– Peter Cochrane, IUCN Regional Councillor for Oceania

Session 2 – ‘Legal strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions’
Chair: Natasha Hammond, barrister NSW Bar

– Professor Penny D Sackett, Distinguished Honorary Professor at the ANU Institute for Climate, Energy and Disaster Solutions
– Ilona Millar, Global head – climate change, Baker McKenzie
– Assoc Prof Bridget Lewis, School of Law, Queensland University of Technology

Session 3 – ‘Corporate responsibilities and environmental impacts’
Chair: Jess Hamdorf, Mahla Pearlman Australian Young Environmental Lawyer of the Year 2020
– Amy Quinton, Manager, Policy, The Investor Group on Climate Change
– Sebastion Harford Davis, barrister Banco Chambers

Session 4 – ‘Pandemics and national environmental law reform’
** sponsored by the Commonwealth Department of Agriculture, Water and Environment **
Chair: Dr Katie Woolaston, Q&A Panel discussion
– Dr Michelle Baker, Principal Research Scientist at CSIRO’s Australian Centre for Disease Preparedness
– Elyse Herrald-Woods, Director of the Environmental Biosecurity Office in the Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment
– Chris Degeling, Senior Research Fellow at the Australian Centre for Engagement, Evidence and Values





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