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Climate Change and Environmental Legislation (Perth)

July 21, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 5:30 pm AWST

Lights Beach - Western Australia

A Climate Change Model Statute Sustainable Development Law How a Modern Environmental Appeals Jurisdiction would work.

How can climate change be accommodated within environmental law? This one day conference will consider how environmental laws can be reformed to accommodate climate change and sustainable development concepts, internationally and in Western Australia. A panel of eminent speakers has been assembled to address these important issues.

Environmental protection statutes around the world generally have limited capacity to deal with climate change and sustainable development. Traditional models of causation and remoteness of damage, for example, do not relate easily to climate change related events, with the consequence that governments may look to innovative models to transfer climate risk to the private sector.

Recognising the international nature of these issues, the International Bar Association (IBA), as the global voice of the legal profession, established in 2014 an expert Working Group to draft a model climate law statute.

The model statute is designed to be a resource for legislatures, government departments and judiciaries, with potential statutory provisions to assist in addressing climate change, in particular to enhance mitigation and adaptation measures.



July 21, 2020
8:30 am - 5:30 pm AWST


Murdoch University
90 South Street
Murdoch, WA 6150 Australia
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