The Australian Earth Laws Alliance and the Arid Lands Environment Centre (ALEC) hosted a morning workshop in Alice Springs on Saturday 18th may. The event was supported by the Environmental Defender’s Office Northern Territory (EDO NT) and the Law Society NT Public Purposes Trust.
The purpose of the workshop was to provide an introduction to Earth Jurisprudence and examine its meaning in the Northern Territory context. The workshop was highly interactive and included the following topics:
- An introduction to elements of Earth jurisprudence including Rights of Nature, living within our ecological limits and cross-cultural perspectives
- A panel discussion about how the Territory’s environmental laws compare to other Australian jurisdictions (Qld, NSW, Victoria)
- Jimmy Cocking, Arid Lands Environment Centre
- Michelle Maloney, Griffith University, Introduction to Earth Jurisprudence and Wild Law.
- Ros Vickers, Charles Darwin University, Environmental Laws in the Northern Territory.
- Jo Bragg, Environmental Defender’s Office Qld, Earth Jurisprudence and Rights of Nature.
- Brendan Sydes, EDO Victoria
This workshop will be of interest to legal practitioners, academics, regulators, students and anyone interested in the future of environmental governance.