Legal Research Section Meeting | ONLINE ONLY 

Jun. 3, 2021

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ONLINE MEETING: The Public Law Paradoxes of Climate Emergency Declarations
This meeting is being hosted by the Legal Research Section.

Speaker(s): Jocelyn Stacey, Assistant Professor, Peter A. Allard School of Law
Time: Thursday, June 3, 2021, 12:00pm - 1:00pm (PT)
CPD Hours: 1.00 hour

In recent years, governments around the world have issued climate emergency declarations, recognizing the existential threat of climate change and committing to rapid mitigation action. More than mere rhetoric but not conventional declarations of states of emergency, these climate emergency declarations have an uncertain status in public law. This talk with Jocelyn Stacey examines climate emergency declarations in common law jurisdictions. It argues that these declarations complicate the assumptions embedded in public law about how the law governs emergencies.

Speaker Bio

Jocelyn Stacey is Assistant Professor at the Peter A. Allard School of Law. Her research focuses on how law governs the risks of catastrophic environmental harm. She teaches environmental law and administrative law.

Territorial Acknowledgement
This event will be broadcast from the traditional and unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples, including Tsleil-Waututh, Squamish and Musqueam First Nations. We encourage members to explore the rich history and knowledge of Indigenous people, and to continue learning about their experience in Canada past and present.

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