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Earth Laws Asia Pacific :
Earth, Sea, Fire, Spirit

Wednesday 14th - Friday 16th October, 2020
Brisbane, Australia


The dates for our 2020 conference were set in late 2019, before the outbreak of the COVID19 virus. If public health and safety requires us to NOT hold an in-person conference on 14-16 October 2020, we will create a virtual conference, via Zoom, to ensure our Earth Laws community can share research and project updates without any health risks. So please be sure to lodge your proposal by 20 June and we’ll provide regular updates about our conference plans.

About the Conference

Proposals are invited for AELA’s biennial Earth Laws Conference, which is planned for 14-16 October 2020 in Brisbane, Australia.

The escalating impacts of climate change are being felt around the Asia Pacific region. As Australian communities recover and rebuild from a summer of horrific bushfires, other communities are coping with sea level rise, flooding, forced transition of cities and communities to safe zones, increasing environmental deterioration and biodiversity loss. With the outbreak of COVID-19, environmental protection efforts have changed dramatically, and there is much to learn and share from our each other.

This conference invites participants to share research and project updates, and work together to progress collaborative projects. This year’s conference will bring together First Nations peoples, legal experts and legal practitioners from around the Asia Pacific region (in person and via Zoom). It will also bring ocean rights and law of the sea experts together with Earth laws experts focused on terrestrial land and biodiversity management.

Proposals due by 20 June 2020

Please see the Call for Proposals page for more information and for the submission form.