Climate Change & Business Conference: Climate Change & Litigation: How to Get Sued, Or Not
Register now for the big climate change event for 2017 – now just 1 week away! Big changes are coming in Government
policy and we’ll provide up to date analysis of what that will mean for business.
Climate change related litigation poses a significant risk to business and government. It can manifest in a number of
ways and is a fast-evolving field of law. Next week’s EDS-led conference explores those risks with expert commentary
from New Zealand and offshore.
SESSION 4: Climate change & litigation: how to get sued, or not
Directors have current and emerging legal and fiduciary responsibilities to consider the impacts of climate change when
making investment decisions. Governments have obligations under the Paris Agreement and to act in the public interest.
Creating strandable assets is one way of getting sacked by shareholders. But what are the professional risks and
responsibilities during the transition? Just how wide is the potential for climate change litigation? What behavior
changes are needed in the Boardroom to reduce the likelihood of being sued?
Chair: Malcolm Alexander, CEO, Local Government New Zealand
Climate litigation – a global snapshot
Gillian Lobo, Lawyer: Climate Accountability, Client Earth
Government or business off to court – what for and how real is the risk in New Zealand?
Duncan Currie, Director, Globelaw
Case Study: Taking the New Zealand government to court
Sarah Lorraine Thomson, Graduate Lawyer
Followed by questions for the speakers
Tuesday 10 October - Wednesday 11 October 2017
Grand Millennium Hotel, Auckland, New Zealand