29 May 2019
UTLR Special Issue on Climate Justice
We are delighted to announce the Climate Justice Special Issue of the University of Tasmania Law Review is now available. This Special Issue is entitled 'Imagining a Different Future: Overcoming Barriers to Climate Justice’ and grew out of our climate justice conference in 2018. It is vol.37 number (2) 2018 and is available in print and also free online to ensure wide dissemination given of the urgency of climate change and the importance of justice considerations.
Climate, Culture and Music: Coping in the Anthropocene by Simon Kerr (Non-Peer Reviewed Article)
Peter and Jan edited the Special issue and thank all the contributors and the student editors Kathryn Ellis, Frances Medlock, Rose Mackie and Taylor Bachand for their editorial and administrative assistance.
An electronic copy of the special issue is available on the University of Tasmania Law Review website.
15 May 2019
Voices of the Future
Future Generations & Climate Change
Young people and future generations will suffer most from the impacts of climate change. Yet their interests are not reflected in climate change decision-making, planning or law. This situation raises issues of fairness and justice and places the burden of inaction on young people and future generations. There are models in other countries that address some of these issues, such as parliamentary commissioners or independent administrative officers. More research and public discussion is needed to find appropriate and effective climate change institutions and governance models, including ones that represent the interests of future generations.
Voices of the Future is a series of three events aimed at discussing the best way to represent the issues of future generations and young people in climate change planning in the context of Tasmania, and more broadly. Voices of the Future is centered around a meeting of experts from around the world on intergenerational justice and environmental and human rights governance at the University of Tasmania’s Faculty of Law. This meeting will be preceded by a community forum and a youth workshop aimed at connecting experts in this area with Tasmanians and raising awareness about these issues.
28 July 2019
(By invitation only)
27 June 2019
Hobart Town Hall
Please note change of time to 3.30
Sign up here.
27 June 2019
Hobart Town Hall
Find out more here.
10 October 2018
The Next Frontier of Climate Change Policy?
The University of Tasmania is hosting a public panel & forum on potential geoengineering climate interventions and their and governance. It will involve leading local and visiting scientists, philosophers and community representatives.
Hosted by Australian Forum for Climate Intervention Law and Governance, and supported by the Faculty of Law, IMAS and the Climate Justice Network.
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM AEDT
University of Tasmania, Sandy Bay Campus
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10 February 2018
Imagining a Different Future: Overcoming Barriers to Climate Justice involving more than 80 speakers and 125 participants has come to a close. In 2018, we are focussing on uploading the video and audio recordings of talks from the conference to this website, contributing to a special edition of the University of Tasmania Law Review on climate justice, and thinking about the next steps, and events.
Stay tuned for more.
01 february 2018
Imagining a Different Future
Overcoming Barriers to Climate Justice
8-10 February 2018
Conference, Community Forum, Town Hall Talk, & Concert
University of Tasmania & partners, Hobart
Find out more and download the programme from our event page here.
The videos and audio recordings from our events are uploaded to our Knowledge Hub as they become available.
Steve Vanderheiden - Town Hall Talk
More information on this talk
Has AnyBody Seen My Glacier
World premiere performance of a song cycle for soprano and string quartet by Tasmanian composer Owen Davies, with Helen Thomson, soprano, and the Pillinger String Quartet.
More climate music
If you are interested in different aspects of climate justice, intergenerational justice, environmental justice, equity, ethics, transitional justice, or climate law, you can learn more at these sources: