Being radical in time of climate crisis

20 Sep, 2022
Khylee Quince Liz Fisher Vernon Rive
Khylee Quince, Liz Fisher, Vernon Rive

What does it mean to be radical, to be progressive in light of the climate emergency?

Is the idea of “thinking globally and acting locally” misconceived?

What would it mean to think locally and act globally?

University of Oxford Environmental Law Professor Liz Fisher explored these questions and more in a captivating public lecture recently hosted by AUT Law School.

As the 2022 Borrin Foundation Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Professor Fisher shared her knowledge and insights in a series of public lectures hosted by universities around New Zealand.

Her AUT lecture, “Connecting and disconnecting in a global and polycentric legal world”, examined how and if environmental challenges, which are universal in their nature, make legal sense.

“AUT Law School was delighted to facilitate a fascinating evening of exploration and discourse about pressing issues of environmental law,” says Associate Professor Vernon Rive, Deputy Head of the Law School.

“Students, academics, practitioners, and members of the judiciary have been challenged and inspired by Professor Fisher's Auckland lectures which have touched on matters as varied as ‘grounded’ legal scholarship, law reform, and the contrasting roles of experts and lay people in environmental decision-making,” he says.

About Liz Fisher

Professor Liz Fisher BA/LLB (UNSW) D Phil (Oxon) is Professor of Environmental Law in the Faculty of Law at the University of Oxford and has been a Fellow of Corpus Christi College since 2000.Among her numerous publications, her 2007 book, Risk Regulation and Administrative Constitutionalism, won the SLS Peter Birks Prize for Outstanding Legal Scholarship 2008.

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