On 11 December 2019 the University of Sydney Law School declared climate emergency. It was the first climate emergency declaration by a Go8 law school.
This semester, VELSN and MULSS Environment Portfolio have been drafting a Climate Emergency and Environmental Crisis Declaration, to expound the devastating impacts of anthropogenic environmental damage and commit to addressing these crises as legal professionals. On 7 September 2020, VELSN and MULSS unanimously voted to ratify the declaration.
Now, we hope to bring such declaration to the Board of The University of Melbourne Law School, so that it as well can declare climate emergency and environmental crisis.
Please, give the declaration a read, assimilate the commitments and possibly give us some feedback/suggestions.
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