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School of Law Events in 2019

Shipping and Sustainability: The Next Frontier for Tackling Climate Change

The workshop will bring together academics, industry and government representatives to a round table discussion on the challenges and opportunities related to the new regulations adopted by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions. It will also discuss how our research can best support the Australian government and the shipping industry in the transition towards a low-carbon future.


In April 2018, the shipping industry has agreed to cut GHG emissions in international maritime shipping, after decades of work and talks at the IMO. The deal requires a reduction by 50% of GHG emissions from ships by 2050, compared to 2008 levels. It also involves changes in ships’ design, technology and fuel use. The new climate deal has the potential to change the way shipping companies operate. It presents an opportunity for the shipping industry to become part of the solution when it comes to climate change.


Professor Martina DoblinProfessor
Climate Change Cluster, UTS 
A/Professor Jolene LinDirector
Asia Pacific Centre for Environmental Law, National University of Singapore 
Dr Beatriz GarciaLecturer
School of Law, Western Sydney University 
Annalisse SlyPolicy and Regulatory Senior Advisor Environment Standards
Australian Maritime Safety Authority
David StephensDirector
Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development 
Ryan BennettSenior Planning and Sustainability Manager
Port Authority of New South Wales 
Christa SamsEnvironment Operations Manager
Port Authority of New South Wales
Joel KatzManaging Director Australasia
Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) 
Enrico ColomboSenior Analyst
Sustainalytics, Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Research and Rating Firm

Date: Wednesday, 25 September 2019

Time: 9am - 5:30pm

Venue: Female Orphan School, Western Sydney University (WSU), James Ruse Dr, Parramatta NSW 2150.

The Female Orphan School is a heritage building established in 1813 on Western Sydney University Parramatta South campus. To view the map of the Parramatta South campus, please click here.

To register for this workshop, please contact:

Asraful 96859789
Dr Beatriz 96859608