ACCEL Conferences, Seminars and Other Events

2014

  • IUCN World Parks Congress - Mock International Case on Marine Issues on 18 November 2014: As part of the World Parks Congress been held at Sydney Olympic Park in November the Australian Centre for Climate and Environmental Law at the Sydney Law School and the University of Sydney Institute of Marine Science are conducting a mock case on marine issues. Based on a hypothetical request for an Advisory Opinion from the ICJ, the case will examine the legal and scientific issues concerning the protection of the world's most iconic reefs from human-induced climate change and ocean acidification. The case will be heard by Justice Nicola Pain (NSW Land and Environment Court), Justice Rachel Pepper (NSW Land and Environment Court) and Associate Professor Tim Stephens (Sydney Law School). The advocates will be senior students from the Sydney Law School (Elizabeth Pearson, Eric Shi and John Tsaousidis) and expert evidence will be given by Dr Paul Marshall (University of Queensland), a leading expert in applied conservation science and a specialist on the impacts of climate change on coral reefs. Register
  • Rapid Response Seminar: The Judgment in the Whaling in the Antarctic Case on 3 April 2014: On 31 March the International Court of Justice will hand down its eagerly awaited judgment in the Whaling in the Antarctic case between Australia and Japan. The decision carries major significance for Australia and Japan and the international regulation of whaling. This rapid response seminar led by two international legal experts on whaling and fisheries issues will review the background to the case, the key conclusions reached in the Court's judgment, and the implications of the case for the International Whaling Commission. Event details
  • 2014 IPCC Fifth Assessment Report - Sydney Ideas Forum on 1 April 2014: The second component of the Fifth Assessment Report of the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is set to be one of the most significant climate change publications for 2014. Covering impacts, adaptation and vulnerability, this report holds particular significance as it includes an Australian focused chapter. The Sydney Environment Institute (SEI) and the Australian Centre for Climate and Environmental Law (ACCEL) have collaborated to present a landmark Sydney Ideas event that brings together the nation's leading experts to discuss the implications of this publication. Event details

2013

  • Climate Change: Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters More information (5 December 2013)
  • Coal Seam Gas, Coal Mining, and Environmental Justice in NSW - A Sydney Ideas Forum. More information (2 May 2013)

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