Climate and the future of law: Experts discuss Paris Climate Agreement implications, 9 March 2017
6 March 2017
Leading Australian legal minds will come together to discuss the Paris Climate Agreement’s implications for Australian lawyers at the Banco Court in Brisbane on Thursday 9 March.
Join chair and retired Queensland Supreme Court judge Mr. Alan Wilson SC alongside expert guest speakers who will explore current climate law and what’s in store for the future in Australia and abroad.
Lawyers and law students are invited to attend the event, hosted by EDO Qld and including high-profile speakers:
- Honourable Chief Judge Brian Preston SC, NSW Land and Environment Court
- Stephen Keim SC, national president of the Australian Lawyers for Human Rights
- Dr Justine Bell-James, UQ academic and climate change and coastal development law specialist
“The impacts of climate change, both in terms of mitigation and adaptation, are affecting every aspect of Australian environment, society and economy,” Dr Justine Bell-James, said.
“It is imperative Australian lawyers have a good understanding of climate law and how this climate change will shape their practice of law in the future.
“This event is not just relevant for lawyers who practice in property, planning, environment or consumer law – it’s for any lawyer or student lawyer who cares about the future of Queensland.
“Join us to gain a better understanding of current and future clients issues, be better prepared for the future practice of your profession and don’t be left behind.”
The Paris Climate Agreement: Implications for Australian lawyers will take place on Thursday 9 March from 5.45pm to 8pm at Banco Court. A panel Q&A will follow presentations.
Please note legal practitioners may claim up to 2 CPD units. Costs $30 or $15 for concession holders. Visit www.edoqld.org.au/Paris to register.