Asia-Pacific Workshop on International Law, Climate Change, Oceans and Coasts

  • 13 Feb 2018
  • (UTC+11:00)
  • 14 Feb 2018
  • (UTC+11:00)
  • University of Tasmania, Hobart

About the workshop

The Faculty of Law and Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) at the University of Tasmania are hosting a workshop to explore the legal issues arising from the impacts of climate change on Oceans and Coasts.

The workshop will bring together researchers from across the Asia Pacific to explore how the impacts of climate change may affect ocean and coastal law and governance; and the implications of international mitigation commitments for marine or coastal governance.

Stakeholders from Commonwealth/State government (eg Department of Environment, Australian Fisheries Management Authority, Attorney –General’s Department) and/or the NGO sector (eg WWF, ASOC) will also be invited to attend each day of the workshop to provide stakeholder feedback.

Call for papers

Papers are invited that address legal challenges relating to marine and coastal climate change adaptation or the legal implications of mitigation strategies for oceans or coastal law.

We particularly welcome papers that examine issues from the perspective of Asian or Pacific Island nations or from a particular sectoral perspective.

High-quality papers will be included in the ‘Research Handbook on Climate Change, Oceans and Coasts’ (McDonald, McGee and Barnes (eds), Edward Elgar Publishing, 2018).


Abstracts should be emailed directly to workshop convenors Jan McDonald ( and Jeff McGee ( by January 15, 2018.

Please do not hesitate to contact us by email should you wish to discuss your paper proposal ahead of time.

Contact us: +61 2 6125 4178

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