Faculty of Law

Upcoming Seminar: The End of Sustainability and the Role of Resilience Thinking in Natural Resource Management


Robin Craig, of the University of Utah to present on seminar on sustainability and resilience

Start Date

3rd Mar 2016 1:00pm

End Date

3rd Mar 2016 2:00pm


Faculty of Law Staff Room

RSVP / Contact Information

Please RSVP to Law.secretary@utas.edu.au by Tuesday 1st March

Natural resources law in the U.S. is ill-equipped to deal with climate change and the Anthropocene: it is both grounded in a cultural narrative of human control and implemented through standards that continue to view past ecological conditions as the appropriate measure of future human use and management. This talk explores the need for a new cultural narrative about climate change in the U.S. and the role of resilience thinking in translating that new narrative into natural resources law to better cope with a world of increasing and increasingly unpredictable ecological change.

Robin Kundis Craig is the William H. Leary Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law in Salt Lake City, Utah, where she is also affiliated with the College of Law's Wallace Stegner Center for Land, Resources, and the Environment and the University's Global Change and Sustainability Center. Professor Craig specializes in all things water, including the relationships between climate change and water; water and energy; the Clean Water Act; the intersection of water issues and land issues; marine biodiversity and marine protected areas; water law; and the relationships between environmental law and public health.  Professor Craig is a 2016 Visiting Scholar at the Faculty of Law and Centre for Marine Socioecology.