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2019.11.26 - Climate activism, eco-emotions and the law

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OJW Room, Level 12, S Block, Gardens Point Campus

2 George St

Brisbane, QLD 4000

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Climate activism, eco-emotions and the law: Reimagining legal futures in a time of climate change

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Is the legal system motivated enough to adequately respond to irreplaceable natural wonders? Unprecedented fires, floods and heat have stressed the urgent need to take climate change seriously, and citizens are increasingly turning to the courts to fight for climate justice, or taking to the streets to demand government-led climate solutions.

While the law can play a significant role in regulating the causes and mitigating the effects of climate change, existing legal structures have thus far failed to achieve the degree of action that is necessary. In short, legal transformations will be needed to respond to the motivations and emotional reactions of a new generation looking to stabilise the climate and attend to the impacts of a warming world.

In this seminar, leading scholars will confront the limitations of existing political and legal structures in the context of climate change, and explore new ways of thinking about the law to deal with an increasingly uncertain future.

Guest Speakers:

Dr Nicole Rogers - Southern Cross University

Professor Glenn Albrecht - The University of Sydney

Professor Christine Parker - The University of Melbourne

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