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Presentation: Climate Change, SIDS and Forced Displacement: Legal Avenues for Compensation

Date/Time: Friday, 4 May 2018 - Friday, 1 June 2018, 12:45 pm to 2:00 pm

Location: Adelaide Law School, Moot Court Level 1, Ligertwood Building, North Tce

Cost: FREE

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The Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are a unique group of countries that bear a disproportionate share of the impact of climate change, despite their minimal contribution to its causes. As a consequence, it is necessary to understand the rights of the SIDS to a legal claim to compensation for damage caused by climate change, including for induced displacement, and how to establish a 'loss and damage' mechanism that could be applicable to the SIDS. In designing a 'mixed instruments approach' to create a patchwork of legal avenues based on issues of liability, insurance, compensation, and governance, this presentation advocates that 'instruments mix avenues' approaches are better than a 'single instrument' approach.

Contact: Dr Alex Wawryk, Email: Alex.Wawryk@adelaide.edu.au