Coal Seam Gas, Coal Mining and Environmental Justice in NSW

Sydney Ideas

In Australia, environmental justice is increasingly being applied to battles around the mining of coal and gas. In this Sydney Ideas forum, academics and community leaders discuss the social and environmental justice implications of this mining, and the importance of justice as an organising theme.

Panelists:

  • Professor Linda Connor, Chair of the Department of Anthropology at the University of Sydney will talk on “Living with a fossil fuel resource curse: the real environmental and social costs "
  • Drew Hutton from the Lock the Gate Alliance will talk on "Using democratic, extra-legal strategies for achieving social and environmental justice."
  • Professor David Schlosberg, Network leader for the Sydney Network on Climate Change and Society at University of Sydney, will talk on “Defining environmental justice in the Australian context.”
  • Jeff Smith, Executive Director of the Environmental Defenders Office (EDO) NSW will talk on “Democracy, the rule of law and EDO NSW.”

Watch the Sydney Ideas panel discussion



Professor David Schlosberg discusses what environmental justice means in an Australian context.



Jeff Smith discusses democracy, the rule of law and EDO NSW; not just a lofty concept.



Drew Hutton, Lock the Gate Alliance discusses "Using democratic, extra-legal strategies for achieving social and environmental justice".



Linda Connor discusses the real environmental and social costs of living with a fossil fuel resource curse.


Chair: Rosemary Lyster, The University of Sydney
Sydney Ideas 2 May 2013