Please join us for presentations and discussion about Earth laws, the rights of nature and how best to protect our natural ecosystems. This seminar is being co-hosted with Environmental Justice Australia and RMIT.
6pm to 8pm, Thursday 6 November
RMIT Building 13, Ethel Osborne Room (Room 13.3.9), Corner Russell and Victoria Streets, Melbourne
For a copy of the flyer and program, please click here.
To book your place at this free event, please go to this webpage: www.trybooking.com/GCTD
6.00 Introduction and welcome - Ariane Wilkinson, Environmental Justice Australia
6.15 Earth laws, rights of nature and legal personhood for ecosystems: global trends - Michelle Maloney, National Convenor, Australian Earth Laws Alliance (AELA)
6.40 River rights and environmental governance in Victoria
- The law of places: reorganising water law and governance to bring people in - Bruce Lindsay, Environmental Justice Australia
- Can we have it all? Environmental water institutions and markets,
water recovery and community engagement - Erin O’Donnell, University of Melbourne
- Rivers first or last - how well do the Water Acts protect them? - Juliet Le Feuvre, Environment Victoria
7.30 Facilitated discussions between speakers and participants