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Right to a Clean, Healthy and Sustainable Environment

Join us for an insightful webinar discussion at 7pm on 26th of June, on the Right to a Clean, Healthy and Sustainable Environment in NSW, especially pertinent given the recent passage of the Climate Change (Net Zero Future) Act 2023 (NSW). This is the first statute in Australia to expressly refer to that right.

We are thrilled to announce our distinguished panel of speakers, Dr. Ian Fry, Lily Morton and Dr. Matthew Rimmer.

Dr. Ian Fry is an Associate Professor at the Fenner School of Environment and Society at the Australian National University in Canberra, with a focus on international environmental policy and law.

He is dual citizen of Australia and Tuvalu and has worked for the Tuvalu government for over 21 years and was appointed as their Ambassador for Climate Change and Environment 2015-2019. Ian is the former UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and Climate Change. He was recently reappointed as the International Climate Change and Environmental Advisor for the Tuvalu Government.

Lily Morton is a lawyer in the Climate Change and Sustainability Team at Gilbert + Tobin. Lily works with clients across all sectors in Australia and increasingly, the Asia Pacific, to support their decarbonisation strategies, advise on regulatory compliance risks and capitalise on the opportunities that the decarbonising market presents. 

Lily was previously the Research Officer and Tipstaff to the Hon. Justice Preston, Chief Judge of the Land and Environment Court of New South Wales, and Associate to the Hon. Judge W J Neville at the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia. Lily holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and Bachelor of Economics from the Australian National University. Lily was also formerly a research intern at the Environmental Defenders Office, assisting on the A Healthy Environment is a Human Right Report, and a researcher at a renewable energy start-up.

Dr Matthew Rimmer is a Professor in Intellectual Property and Innovation Law at the Faculty of Business and Law, at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT). He has published widely on copyright law and information technology, patent law and biotechnology, access to medicines, plain packaging of tobacco products, intellectual property and climate change, Indigenous Intellectual Property, intellectual property and trade, and 3D printing regulation. He is undertaking research on intellectual property and sustainable development (including the debate over the right to repair); greenwashing; intellectual property, access to essential medicines, and public health (particularly looking at the COVID-19 crisis), and tobacco endgame policies.

The details are: 

  • Date: Wednesday 26 June, 7-8pm
  • Where: Online via Zoom

If this educational activity is relevant to your immediate or long-term needs in relation to your professional development and practice of the law, then you can claim one point per hour of formal presentation (Substantive Law CPD).

June 26, 2024 at 7:00pm - 8pm

Will you come?