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Centre for Comparative Water Policies: School of Commerce Seminar Series

04/07/2013

The Centre for Comparative Water Policies and Laws is happy to welcome Professor French from the University of Lincoln, UK. Professor French will be presenting on International Law and Climate Change.
 

Centre for Comparative Water Policies: School of Commerce Seminar Series
Topic: International Law & Climate Change: tackling complexity via Kipling’s “six honest serving men”
Presenter: Professor Duncan French is Head of Lincoln Law School, University of Lincoln, UK, professor of international law, chair of the International Law Association Study (ILA) Group on Due Diligence in International Law, member of the ILA Committee on Legal Principles of Climate Change, and Adjunct Professor at UNISA

Abstract: The international community is at a key moment in the negotiation of international rules relating to climate change. The present structure and some of the fundamental principles of the Kyoto Protocol are increasingly questioned, and the current round of negotiations to be completed by 2015 seem to have general political goodwill but lacking political impetus. The present paper will consider some of the broader issues around the international community's continuing response to climate change and asks - by means of poetic licence - whether there is a likelihood of the international community responding effectively to this most challenging of global issues.

Date: Tuesday 9 July
Time: 11.00am – 12.30pm
Venue: H6-12, Level 6, Hawke Building, City West
RSVP Contact: Vaso.Caspro@unisa.edu.au or 8302 7243

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