Skip to main content

University of Sydney Law School declares climate emergency

11 December 2019
First climate emergency declaration by a Go8 law school
Accepting the warnings delivered by climate scientists about the dangerous state of the earth's climate, the Board of The University of Sydney Law School has voted unanimously to declare a climate emergency.

The declaration highlights the important role that legal scholars and legal institutions have to play in addressing and adapting to the climate emergency.

The motion was moved by Professor Rosemary Lyster, Professor of Climate and Environmental Law and Co-Director of the Australian Centre for Climate and Environmental Law (ACCEL), and seconded by Professor Tim Stephens an Australian Research Council Future Fellow who has a particular research focus on international environmental law.

“In passing this motion, the members of Sydney Law School recognise that as legal academics we have a moral duty to stand up, speak out and express our concern, from a justice perspective, for all of the people, ecosystems and species across the world facing an existential threat,” Professor Lyster said.

“New South Wales is currently experiencing two climate-induced disasters – bushfires that have burnt through 2.7m hectares since the start of the 2019 fire season, causing suffocating and hazardous smoke for weeks on end, while drought cripples more than 98 percent of the state.

“Sydney Law School recognises the devastating environmental, social and economic impacts that climate change and associated extreme weather events is having, and will continue to have, in Australia and globally.”

Professor Stephens said that the declaration affirms the relevance of the climate emergency to Sydney Law School’s core functions of research, teaching and community engagement.

“We recognise the indispensable role of law and legal institutions in Australia and globally in implementing the Paris Agreement and achieving its objectives, and the vital contribution that law teachers and researchers are being called upon to make in developing effective and just responses to the climate emergency,” he said.

“With this declaration, we at Sydney Law School are committing ourselves to educating students about the climate emergency and appropriate legal responses to it.”

In the declaration, Sydney Law School calls on the Australian government, as well as all other governments around the world, to scale up their emissions reduction commitments made under the Paris Agreement. This must be done consistent with the science and implemented in comprehensive climate change legislation covering all emissions and sectors. Governments must also actively prepare their countries for the climate emergency.

“All governments and non-governmental entities, including corporations, must rapidly phase out the use of fossil fuels and transition to a clean energy system while safeguarding the dignity, wellbeing and economic future of workers and communities in carbon intensive sectors,” Professor Lyster said.


Professor Rosemary Lyster is one of the world’s leading climate change lawyers having researched and published extensively in this area for 23 years. Her special area of expertise over the past decade has been in the area of Climate Disaster Law. Professor Lyster has held visiting Professorships at Trinity College, Cambridge and the University of Cambridge Law School. In 2018, she was recognised by the Australian Financial Review as one of Australia’s ‘100 Women of Influence’.

Professor Tim Stephens is an Australian Research Council Future Fellow whose work addresses the role that international law can play in addressing global environmental challenges including climate change and marine environmental protection. He has published extensively in these fields.


Media and PR Adviser (Humanities)


久草视频app下载手机版 草榴视频app下载手机版 蜜蜂视频污app在线下载 小花螺直播污app在线下载 茄子直播app污 花姿污app在线下载 夜遇直播号污app在线下载 大番号污app在线下载 小公主直播app下载手机版 宅男之家污app在线下载 樱桃app下载手机版 花友直播污app在线下载 91视频污app在线下载 花粥直播污app在线下载 遇见直播app下载手机版 七秒鱼污app在线下载 月色直播app下载手机版 夜魅直播app下载手机版 花秀神器app污 月色直播app污 蜜桃污app在线下载 月光直播app污 樱花雨直播污app在线下载 水仙直播app下载手机版 成版人快手app污 富二代f2短视频app下载手机版 豆奶视频app污 红楼直播污app在线下载 草莓直播app污 香蕉视频app污 性福宝app污 小奶狗app污 成版人短视频app下载手机版 好嗨哟直播app下载手机版 最污直播app污 木瓜污app在线下载 樱花app污 蓝精灵直播app污 陌秀直播污app在线下载 薰衣草直播app污 快狐短视频app下载手机版 灭火卫视app下载手机版 樱桃app下载手机版 JOJO直播污app在线下载 月光宝盒直播app污 秀儿直播app污 合欢视频app污 快猫app下载手机版 avgoapp污 美梦视频app污 JOJO直播污app在线下载 荔枝app下载手机版 猛虎视频app下载手机版 尤蜜视频污app在线下载 黄瓜app下载手机版 7秒鱼直播污app在线下载 西瓜直播app下载手机版 69热app污 名优馆污app在线下载 小狐仙app污 香蜜直播app下载手机版 秋葵视频污app在线下载 水晶直播app污 花姿污app在线下载 春水堂视频污app在线下载 快猫污app在线下载 香草成视频人app下载手机版 兔子直播污app在线下载 性福宝app污 香蕉app下载手机版 性福宝app下载手机版 食色app污 爱爱视频app污 69视频app污 盘他污app在线下载 烟花巷污app在线下载 蜜桃app下载手机版 快猫app污 榴莲视频污app在线下载 雨燕直播app污 樱花app下载手机版 初恋视频污app在线下载 成版人音色短视频污app在线下载 月光宝盒直播app污 一对一直播app下载手机版 野花视频污app在线下载 芭乐视频app下载手机版 花样视频app污 avgoapp污 灭火卫视app污 梦露直播app下载手机版 樱花app污 草莓直播污app在线下载 依恋直播app下载手机版 秀色小抖音app下载手机版 欢喜视频app下载手机版 朵朵直播污app在线下载 比心直播app污 梦幻直播app下载手机版 冈本app污 麻豆传媒映画app污 葫芦娃视频app下载手机版 丝瓜视频污app污 橙子视频app污 樱花雨直播app下载手机版 杏花直播污app在线下载 乐购直播app污 秋葵视频app下载手机版 蘑菇视频污app在线下载 茄子app下载手机版 千层浪视频app下载手机版 ML聚合污app在线下载 香蕉app污 AVBOBOapp污 fi11含羞草污app在线下载 樱桃污app在线下载 樱花雨直播app下载手机版 依恋直播app下载手机版 豆奶抖音短视频app污 冈本app污 含羞草app下载手机版 丝瓜草莓视频app污 兔子直播app污 麻豆传媒视频污app在线下载 压寨直播app下载手机版 麻豆视频app下载手机版 玉米视频app下载手机版 鲍鱼视频app下载手机版 泡芙视频app污 9uu污app在线下载 葫芦娃app污 硬汉视频app下载手机版 老王视频app下载手机版 茄子视频污app在线下载 水晶直播app下载手机版 蜜桃app下载手机版 BB直播污app在线下载 s8视频app下载手机版 圣女直播污app在线下载 小草视频app下载手机版 A头条app下载手机版 泡芙短视频污app在线下载 四虎app污 小宝贝直播app下载手机版 成版人短视频app下载手机版 黄色直播软件app下载手机版 香蕉直播污app在线下载 恋人直播app下载手机版 后宫app污 豆奶视频污app在线下载 小草视频污app在线下载 蜜桃app下载手机版 月亮视频污app在线下载 小怪兽直播app下载手机版 月亮视频app污 云上花app下载手机版 含羞草实验研究所污app在线下载 花心app污 初见直播app污 花姿app下载手机版 麻豆传媒视频app下载手机版 葫芦娃视频污app在线下载 春水堂app下载手机版 夜夜直播app污 麻豆传媒app下载手机版 月夜直播app下载手机版 逗趣直播app下载手机版 梦幻直播app污 大秀直播app污 小狐仙视频app下载手机版 蜜蜂视频污app在线下载 health2污app在线下载 夜魅直播app下载手机版 茄子视频污app在线下载 小仙女app下载手机版 考拉直播app污 彩色直播污app在线下载 麻豆传媒映画app污 快狐污app在线下载 秀色直播app污 樱花app下载手机版 草榴视频污app在线下载 享受直播污app在线下载 富二代f2短视频app污 可乐视频app污 小酒窝直播污app在线下载 美梦视频污app在线下载 年华直播污app在线下载 草莓直播app下载手机版 s8视频app污 春水堂视频app污 香草视频污app在线下载 四虎app污 菠萝蜜app下载手机版 硬汉视频污app在线下载 木瓜视频app下载手机版 AVnight污app在线下载 91香蕉app污 丝瓜视频污app在线下载 大象视频app污 大番号污app在线下载 91香蕉视频app污 Avbobo污app在线下载 夜遇直播号app污 大西瓜视频污app在线下载 月光直播app污 咪咪直播污app在线下载 奶茶视频app污 春水堂视频app污 久草app污 麻豆视频污app在线下载 杏花直播污app在线下载 豆奶污app在线下载 豆奶抖音短视频app下载手机版 迷雾直播app污 木瓜视频app下载手机版 盘他app下载手机版 冈本app污 黄页荔枝app污 花姿app污 春水堂视频污app在线下载 成人直播污app在线下载 丝瓜草莓视频app污 IAVBOBO污app在线下载 成人快手污app在线下载 免费黃色直播app污 快狐短视频污app在线下载 彩云直播污app在线下载 佳丽直播污app在线下载 性直播app污 水晶直播app下载手机版 斗艳直播app下载手机版 豆奶短视频app污 杏吧直播app污 尤蜜污app在线下载 IAVBOBOapp污 花心社区污app在线下载 小小影视app污 月色直播app下载手机版 快猫短视频污app在线下载 皮卡丘直播污app在线下载 ML聚合污app在线下载 享受直播污app在线下载 左手视频app污 媚妹秀app下载手机版 一对一直播污app在线下载 小酒窝直播app下载手机版 皮卡丘直播app下载手机版 繁花直播app下载手机版 午夜直播app下载手机版 年华直播app下载手机版 圣女直播app污 豆奶视频app下载手机版 爱爱视频app下载手机版 快猫短视频污app在线下载 米老鼠直播污app在线下载 花心视频污app在线下载 黄色直播软件app下载手机版 小米粒直播污app在线下载 swag视频app下载手机版 性福宝app下载手机版 盘他污app在线下载 草莓视频污app在线下载 千层浪视频app下载手机版 考拉直播app下载手机版 朵朵直播app下载手机版 草莓app污 午夜直播间app污