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Human Rights and Climate Change -- 1 Day Conference

Kristen Lyons

Friday, 11 October 2019 from 8:45 am to 8:30 pm (AEST)

Human Rights and Climate Change  -- 1 Day Conference

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Human Rights and Climate Change 21 Tickets 11/10/2019 $50.00 $3.49 $5.35
Low income/student 8 Tickets 11/10/2019 $20.00 $1.99 $2.20
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"We cannot ensure a life with dignity for all if we cannot guarantee a healthy environment.”
Inger Andersen, Executive Director, United Nations Environment Program.


Australian and Pacific Island Local Communities and Indigenous Peoples are on the front line of the global climate crisis. They are also leaders in charting responses to this crisis that can uphold human, and including Indigenous, rights.

This one-day event will bring together speakers from across Australia and the Pacific to identify the specific human rights, including Indigenous rights, challenged by the climate crisis. It will also create a forum for strategic alliance building across NGOs, researchers and community organisations to support on-going rights based climate campaigning, research and education.

We’d love you to be part of this event.

Friends of the Earth Climate Frontlines, The University of Queensland’s Human Rights Consortium, the Pacific Islands Council of Queensland and Pacific Climate Warriors 350 invite you to be part of our one day human rights and climate change conference.

This event will include key note addresses from Dr Anne Poelina – Nyikina Warrwa Traditional Custodian from the Mardoowarra, Tony McAvoy SC – Australia’s first Indigenous Senior Counsel, and Genevieve Jiva – coordinator Pacific Island Climate Action Network.

The day will include panel sessions and round table discussions on:

  • the right to a healthy environment: what’s under threat?
  • displacement, migration and re-settlement
  • opportunities for climate litigation
  • youth and climate change
  • community leadership and involvement in planning for climate change
  • gender, rights and climate change



Friday, 11 October 2019




8.45 am – 5.00 pm 
Keynote addresses, panel sessions, and including lunch, dinner, morning and afternoon teas


5.00 pm – 6.45 pm 
Dinner and cultural program (included in day registration)


Please register separately for keynote address with Dr Anne Poelina


7.00 pm – 8.30 pm



Global Change Institute, University of Queensland

Cost: $50 waged, $20 low income/students and free for concession card holders.

There are limited places for this event, please register early to avoid disappointment.



UQ Human Rights Consortium 

Friends of the Earth Climate Frontlines

UQ Centre for Public, International and Comparative Law


Pacific Climate Warriors 350



Please note that due to routine administrative and financial obligations incurred, no refunds are available for this event once bookings are made.


For more information please contact Kristen Lyons.

Have questions about Human Rights and Climate Change -- 1 Day Conference? Contact Kristen Lyons

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Global Change Institute
Building No. 20
Level 2, Atrium
St Lucia, QLD 4072

Friday, 11 October 2019 from 8:45 am to 8:30 pm (AEST)

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Kristen Lyons

Professor Kristen Lyons
School of Social Science, University of Queensland, St Lucia, Qld. Australia. 4072
+61 7 336 52020 

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