Public Lecture: Saving Biodiversity Through Transformative Change

This public forum focuses on the transformative change called for by the IPBES report which highlighted the critical importance of biodiversity to human well-being.

The forum brings together a world leading Indigenous Law scholar, a renowned scientist, prominent environmental lawyers (including one of the authors of the IPBES Global Assessment), and representative from the South Australian Government to discuss how to address the overarching questions:

  • “What does transformative change look like?” and
  • “How do we implement it?”

Discussions will encompass scientific and commercial interests, environmental concerns, ethics and equity, and considerations relating to international biodiversity law and policy in order to address the cross-cutting issue of unprecedented global scale biodiversity loss.

Each presentation will be 20 minutes long. Presentations will be followed by a 20 minute Q&A session with the audience.

About the IPBES report

The May 2019 Global Assessment of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) report highlighted the critical importance of biodiversity to human well-being.

The report, so far the world’s largest biodiversity assessment, also concluded, however, that biodiversity is facing unprecedented threat from human activities with a million species facing extinction if we do not fundamentally change our relationship with the natural world.


This event is kindly supported by a National Science Week SA Community Grant, Adelaide Law School and the Environment Institute, University of Adelaide

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