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In-Person Event

DATE: Tuesday January 24, 2023
TIME: 6:00 PM
PLACE: Schulich school of Law, 6061 Uniersity Avenue, Halifax, NS

TALK TITLE: How can we ensure governments keep their promises on climate and biodiversity?

SPEAKER: Elizabeth May, a Canadian politician, environmentalist, author, activist, and lawyer who is serving as the leader of the Green Party of Canada

Dalhousie Law alum Elizabeth May, MP and leader of the Green Party, will review the elements of why the Montreal Protocol worked in protecting the ozone layer, while the climate and biodiversity commitments have not yet made a difference. A wide-ranging Q and A session will follow.

Elizabeth will be open to any questions on topics of interest from right to a healthy environment, her bill on environmental justice, to impact assessment law, and the amendments to the Canadian Environmental Protection Act currently before Parliament.

Marine & Environmental Law Institute and the Environmental Law Students' Society

For more information see POSTER or contact:

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