IN-DEPTH: How is climate change law paving the way for the future? W/ Paul Govind and Mark McVeigh

Paul is a Lecturer at the Centre for Environmental Law at Macquarie University Law School; his research and interest focussing on the relationship between climate adaptation, extinction, responsibility and environmental law. Josh and Paul discuss climate litigation, how to contextualise the law in a climate change era and how the environmental law fits into our globalised world.


Mark is a pioneer in the way of ensuring companies are held accountable for the risks of climate change. In 2018, then only 23 years old, Mark filed a suit against Rest, the $57bn superfund, alleging that they failed to provide information on climate change business risks and their plans to address the risks. Josh and Mark discuss the impacts of this case, how necessary it is to hold companies accountable for the risks of climate change, as well as how the law is an integral tool in aiding climate change mitigation.


For more info and to connect with both our fascinating guests, check out Mark’s LinkedIn and Paul’s blog ‘Law and Nature Dialogue’. 


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CREDITS: This episode is produced by the Young Diplomats Society on the lands of the Wurundjeri/Gadigal people. We pay our respects to the traditional custodians of the lands upon which we operate and live.