Environmental Law Conference

in the Pacific

3 – 4 April 2020 |  Denarau, Fiji

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LAWASIA Environmental Law Conference in the Pacific

”The tide is high; the time is nigh” – climate change and the Pacific

 

LAWASIA in association with the South Pacific Lawyers’ Association (SPLA) and the Fiji Law Society is pleased to invite the participation of members and legal professionals at the LAWASIA Environmental Law Conference in the Pacific 2020, to be held in Denarau, Fiji from Friday 3 to Saturday 4 April 2020.

This 2 day conference will offer a topical and intensive legal briefing and discussion forum on key issues relevant to climate change, its impact on the Pacific and the role of lawyers in addressing those issues. A line-up of local and international speakers will share information and expertise on a range of subjects relevant to the impact of climate change in the Pacific, including:

Consequences of climate change

  • Climate-induced displacement
  • Loss of identity, language and culture
  • Impact of climate change on constitutional and human rights
  • Water scarcity and water justice

Adaptation to climate change

  • Disaster preparedness and disaster management
  • The role of the media
  • Community-base and low-cost adaptation measures

Sustainable, resilient and inclusive development

  • Financing - the role of multilateral financial institutions
  • Legal and regulatory barriers to accessing climate finance
  • Criteria for allocation of climate financing

Protecting and managing marine resources

  • Protecting the marine ecosystem
  • Controlling illegal and unregulated fishing

The role of the judiciaries

  • in upholding the environment rule of law
  • in advancing  environmental. climate justice
  • public interest environmental litigation in advance climate justice

LAWASIA events are renowned for a collegial atmosphere, networking opportunities and the exchange of knowledge in a regional context that sees regular delegates return year after year..

LAWASIA in association with the South Pacific Lawyers' Association and the Fiji Law Society is pleased to welcome all to an exciting and informative event in Fiji.

Register your interest at events2020@lawasia.asn.au

Enquiries: please send any enquiries to: events2020@lawasia.asn.au 

Venue

Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa 

Beach Front

Denarau Island

Nadi, Fiji Islands