Distinguished Scholars Lecture Series: Professor Rosemary Lyster

12 October 2010
Professor Rosemary Lyster
Professor Rosemary Lyster

Confronting the Greenhouse Conundrum in a Climate of Uncertainty

Regulating greenhouse gases has emerged as one of the most crucial issues of the 21st Century. Yet it occurs in the context of considerable uncertainty. What is the future of international climate change negotiations? How do controversies around climate science and the economic implications of climate change interface with the law-making process? Which economic instruments should governments adopt to signal a price on carbon - a carbon tax or an emissions trading scheme, and do we need complementary measures such renewable energy and energy efficiency schemes? In this lecture, Professor Lyster analyses whether the regulation of greenhouse gases poses any unique challenges to the notion of law.

Professor Rosemary Lyster is Director of the Australian Centre for Climate and Environmental Law (ACCEL), and specialises in energy and climate law, water law and GMOs, and environmental law. She has written and co-authored a number of books in the area of energy and climate law and environmental and planning law, and is a regular presenter at international and domestic conferences. Rosemary is an editor of the Environmental Planning and Law Journal and is a member of the World Conservation Union Commission on Environmental Law, including the Special Working Groups on Water and Wetlands, Energy and Climate Change, and Forests.

Lectures presented as part of the Sydney Law School DistinguishedScholarsLectureSeries 2010 are free, and pre-registration is not required. Click herefor a copy of the series program.

Time: 6.00-7.30pm

Location: Foyer (Level 2), Sydney Law School, New Law Building, Eastern Avenue, University of Sydney

Cost: FREE

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