Double Dutch: Could Australians sue the Commonwealth on climate and win?

This event presents selected excerpts from recent sell-out forums in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne featuring Dutch climate case winner Urgenda's Directer, Marjan Minnesma, followed by Q and A and lively discussion. Join us!

Strictly hypothetical.... could we do it?

The Urgenda Foundation's climate case forced the Dutch government to adopt more stringent climate policies, requiring them to take more effective climate action to reduce the Netherlands' share of global emissions. This is the first time a court has ordered a state to take precautions against climate change.
Would such an approach even be possible within Australia's legal framework?

This public forum and panel discussion with the audience explores the possibilities. This is a FREE event but RSVP is essential.

To explore these questions, the UWA Law School in association with the Environmental Defender's Office is pleased to host Patrick Pearlman, principal solicitor with the Environmental Defender's Office WA, and Norman Pater who serves on EDOWA's Management Committee.

You are invited to preview a recording of EDO Queensland's Public Forum with Marjan Minnesma here if you wish.

Venue: Social Sciences Lecture Room 1, Ground Floor, adjacent to the southern side of the Law School in the Social Sciences Building 352

Parking: P3, Hacket Drive Entrance 1
Cost: Free, but RSVP is essential via Eventbrite

August 06, 2015 at 6pm - 8pm
Social Sciences Lecture Room 1, UWA
35 Stirling Hwy
Crawley, Western Australia 6009
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