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Climate change law workshop @ QUT Gardens Point

Date: 18 February 2016 - 19 February 2016

The International Law and Global Governance Research Program within QUT's Faculty of Law is hosting a two-day workshop to unpack what a rights-based approach to climate change involves.

In December 2015, nations of the world joined together in Paris to negotiate a new legal instrument to address climate change. The Paris Agreement makes little mention of human rights, despite strong calls that a human rights-based approach to climate change to be adopted in the Agreement. While the human impacts of climate change are now well-understood, there is still debate as to what a human rights-based approach to climate change should look like.

Against this backdrop, the International Law and Global Governance Research Program within the Faculty of Law at the Queensland University of Technology is hosting a workshop to examine what a rights-based approach to climate change involves and how it could best be implemented. The workshop will present a collection of leading scholars in this field, and the discussion will examine the question from a range of important perspectives.

 

Keynote Speakers:

Professor Dinah Shelton, George Washington University Law School: Rights, Justice and Equity in the Context of Climate Change

Associate Professor Stephen Humphreys, London School of Economics Climate Justice, Human Rights and Technology

Professor Jacqueline Peel, Melbourne University Law School A Rights Turn in Climate Change Litigation

For more information about this workshop contact us below:

Date:
18 February 2016 - 19 February 2016
Location:
QUT, Gardens Point Campus
Cost:
Free
Organisation:
QUT Faculty of Law
E-mail:
law.research@qut.edu.au
Website:
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