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Climate Change and Coastal Communities: Law and Governance Issues

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When Sep 15, 2011
from 05:00 pm to 07:00 pm
Where Clayton Utz, Level 15, 1 Bligh Street, Sydney
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Contact Phone (02) 9850 6297
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Climate change is causing sea-level rise and is expected to increase coastal hazards such as erosion, extreme storm events and inundation. Future predictions of sea-level rise have created a need to assess the future risk and liabilities related to complex issues surrounding public amenity, intergenerational equity, private property rights, environmental and conservation decisions, aboriginal cultural heritage rights and marine parks. The responsibility for coastal protection is generally shared between State and local governments, which both face complex legal implications of climate change mitigation and adaptation options.

This Public Forum is open to industry, scientists, planners, environmental managers and decision-makers, and will present four different perspectives of the current law and governance issues surrounding climate change and our coastal communities.


Claire Smith, Partner, Clayton Utz - Recent changes to coastal protection law
Karen Coleman, Partner, Mallesons - Coastal Protection - Current Litigation Issues
Ilona Millar, Senior Associate, Baker McKenzie - Legal liability of councils including tortious claims
Kristy Ruddock, Principal Solicitor, EDO - Climate justice issues: impacts on public land and local and indigenous communities.

RSVP: 9th September 2011
Registration is essential as spaces are limited - REGISTER HERE

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