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Climate change, catastrophic risk and disaster law



4 April 2012

Professor Rosemary Lyster comments on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report which suggests that in the last half century, climate change has led to changes in climate extremes.

Professor Lyster says it is timely that we ask ourselves if the law is equipped to deal with catastrophic climate risks.

"These issues are front and centre of what policy and law-makers at every level of government should be considering," she writes.

"A team of legal academics at Sydney Law School has begun to work on developing an integrated climate disaster law and is doing so with the collaboration of one of world's leading disaster lawyers at Berkeley University.

"They hope that by comparing their various experiences and legal frameworks they will contribute to the development of a body of disaster law to deal with catastrophic climate risks in Australia."

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