2009 Conference

Pathway to Environmental Justice

Our 2009 Conference explored a future pathway for environmental justice using the law, NGO’s and the public.

Conference Summary

Stanley Johnson, UN Ambassador and winner of the Greenpeace Award for Outstanding Services to the Environment, gave the introductory talk at the 2009 Conference.

This was followed by a talk on procedural bars to environmental justice given by Robert McCracken QC, Francis Taylor Building.

Completing the morning Polly Higgins, of the Lazy Environmentalist, Carol Hatton from WWF, and Quincy Whitaker, barrister from Doughty Street Chambers who defended the Kingsnorth Six, gave a discussion on preventing climate change as a defence.

In the afternoon there was a choice of two workshops: John Stewart (Hacan Clearskies) and Tom Brenan (Environmental Law Foundation) chaired the first entitled ‘Legal Remedies for Environmentalists’; and Joss Garman (Plane Stupid) and other representatives from ClientEarth and Friends of the Earth discussed the Drax 29 Case.

The final talk of the day considered whether the law is on the side of the campaigner.

The Conference closed with a drinks and nibbles reception where our speakers generously gave their time for informal discussions.

Our Thanks

We wish to thank the speakers who gave up their time to make the 2009 Conference such a success.

We should also like to thank the following organisations who offered financial assistance:

Friends of the Earth
Slaughter and May
University of Kent
Capacity Global
Institute of Advanced Legal Studies

Our Committee

Hannah Procter Chair
Alan Andrews Secretary
Anja Mager Treasurer
Dominic Clyde-Smith Sponsorship Co-ordinator
Chessie Aeron-Thomas Workshop Coordinator
Nina Pindham Publicity Officer
Adrien Lantieri Launching Event and Food Officer
Christopher Loxton Stalls Officer

Our Committee was additionally supported by Ewelina Strojwas.

If you are interested to learn more about the 2009 Conference then please visit our Contact Us page and get in touch as we may be able to provide you with more information.