Climate litigation against companies in a comparative perspective

Climate litigation against companies in a comparative perspective In-person event In this seminar, Prof M Marc-Philippe Weller (Heidelberg University) takes the spectacular 2021 Milieudefensie v Shell ruling from a first instance court in The Hague as an opportunity to identify cross-jurisdictional problems of civil climate change litigation from a comparative perspective. The Shell case was the first …

ACCEL NextGen Series: Realism in the Corporate Sphere – Greenwashing and Net Zero

ACCEL NextGen Series: Realism in the Corporate Sphere – Greenwashing and Net Zero THIS EVENT IS BEING HELD ONLINE AND IN-PERSON AT SYDNEY LAW SCHOOL. The Australian Centre for Climate and Environmental Law invites you to a panel discussion on the Australian Centre for Corporate Responsibility’s case against Santos. Developed and chaired by the ACCEL …

Sharma: The future of climate litigation in Australia

Sharma: The future of climate litigation in Australia The Australian Centre for Climate and Environmental Law (ACCEL) invites you to a panel discussion on the Sharma decision and its impact on future climate litigation. This panel, chaired by the ACCEL interns, will be the inaugural ACCEL NextGen Series event. You will hear from those directly …

ACCEL 2021 Distinguished Speaker Address: Can climate litigation save the planet?: the role of climate attribution science

ACCEL 2021 Distinguished Speaker Address – Can climate litigation save the planet?: the role of climate attribution science Speakers: Dr Petra Minnerop, Durham University and Dr Friederike Otto, University of Oxford and Global Climate Science Programme Litigants are increasingly approaching the courts in the face of inadequate action by governments and corporations on climate change. Plaintiffs …

2021 ACCEL Environmental Law Year in Review Conference

2021 ACCEL Environmental Law Year in Review Conference The Australian Centre for Climate and Environmental Law at Sydney Law School invites you to its ‘Year in Review Conference’ on 19 November 2021. This event will bring together practitioners, academics, members of the NGO sector, government officials and students to hear about the implications of key …

Climate extremes on the road to Glasgow

Climate extremes on the road to Glasgow Recent climate-induced extreme weather events and disasters around the world have resulted in loss of life, property, infrastructure and livelihoods and have severely disrupted the normal functioning of the societies which they have impacted. The IPCC’s 2021 Sixth Assessment Report confirms that these events are likely to become more frequent …

2020 ACCEL Distinguished Speaker Lecture: “First Law a gift to healing and transforming Just Us!”

2020 ACCEL Distinguished Speaker Address: “First Law a gift to healing and transforming Just Us!” Speakers:  – Adjunct Professor Anne Poelina, Nyikina Warrwa Traditional Custodian  – Marlikka Perdrisat, Nyikina Warrwa and Wangkumara Barkindji (Indigenous Australian)   Short Biographies Dr Anne Poelina, Managing Director of Madjulla Inc., Chair of the Martuwarra Fitzroy River Council Dr Poelina …

The Bushfire Disaster and Australia’s Biodiversity: Can It Recover?

The Bushfire Disaster and Australia’s Biodiversity: Can It Recover? The bushfires disaster has had a devastating impact on people, property, communities and Australia’s biodiversity and ecosystems. A conservative estimate is that we have lost 1.25 billion animals and we have witnessed the terrible suffering of those burnt in the fires. The Australian Centre for Climate …