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Climate Law Update 2018

28 September, 2018

Judges make decisions on the evidence before them - but Parliament may change the rules and bring in new climate laws. At this recent EDO Qld event, prominent jurists looked at Climate Law now, and into the future.

On 22 August 2018, in Brisbane’s Supreme Court, more than 100 lawyers and community folk heard from leading Judges on the state of climate law cases, the complexity of economic evidence and dealing with the impacts of climate change. 

Chaired by EDO Qld’s patron retired Justice Alan Wilson QC, the event speakers were Queensland Land Court President Fleur Kingham, the Hon Judge Michael Rackemann, the Hon Justice Nicola Pain of the NSW Land and Environment Court, and EDO Qld CEO and Solicitor Jo Bragg.

Justice Pain has generously provided her presentation.

President Fleur Kingham of the Land Court of Queensland will upload her presentation to the Land Court’s website shortly.

Why does Queensland need a Climate Act?  Read this recent paper by EDO Qld's Jo Bragg and Revel Pointon.

Environmental Defenders Office Queensland (EDO Qld) gives a strong legal voice to the environment when needed most.

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