The University of Tasmania with the support of the University of Utrecht Ethics Institute will be hosting a multidisciplinary conference examining the barriers to responding to climate change, implementing climate justice, and proposing ways forward. Among the keynote speakers are Law Faculty Professors Jan McDonald and Ben Richardson. The Law Faculty's Dr Peter Lawrence will be co-convening with Jan Linehan.
The conference is to take place in Hobart from 8-9 Feb 2018. Call for abstracts is now open until 07 August 2017.
Despite the Paris Agreement, there are real concerns the prevailing neoliberal economic and political model, particularly with the move to more insular, nationalistic, fragile politics, cannot respond effectively to climate change and excludes key considerations such as ethics and justice. Read more about the conference.