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A license to drill: Is Australia’s present Britain’s future?
May 20, 2013 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pmFree
This event will exploring social resistance to unconventional gas activities in Australia.
Our speaker for this event is Dr Mariann Lloyd-Smith, a Senior Advisor to both the National Toxics Network (NTN) based in Australia and the Pacific, and to IPEN, an international public interest network representing over 700 organisations in over 100 countries committed to a toxics-free future. Mariann gained her PhD from the Faculty of Law at the University of Technology (UTS), Sydney and has worked in the area of chemicals’ policy and waste management for over two decades. Mariann has published widely on chemical issues and was an author of Australia’s national management plans for hazardous waste.
Dr Lloyd-Smith was a member of the UN Expert Group on Climate Change and Chemicals and a coauthor of the report ‘Climate Change and POPs; Predicting the Impact’. She also coauthored NTN’s report on the chemical impacts of unconventional gas in Australia and has presented the findings to communities across Australia, UK and Europe.
The event will also introduce the Extreme Energy Initiative’s new website, and give opportunities for collaborators to contribute with news, blog posts and research into extreme energy, the environment and human rights.