,b>What happened in the Netherlands, and what’s happening here?

Last month, there was much jubilation around the world when a court in the Hague ordered that the Dutch Government had an obligation to its citizens to take stronger action on climate change.

Marjan Minnesma, director of Urgenda, the NGO that brought the case against the Dutch government, will be in Australia next week. Unfortunately, she won’t make it to Tasmania, however EDO Tasmania will be hosting a live broadcast of her presentation in Brisbane (organised by our colleagues at EDO Qld).

This event is an opportunity to learn more about this landmark case – what led to the action, and what the court relied on in identifying the government’s obligations. It is also an opportunity to hear about various legal activities underway in Australia to secure stronger responses to climate change.

When: 21 July 2015, 5:45pm (for a 6pm start)
Where: Old Woolstore, Davey St

This is a FREE event, however spaces are limited so please register at

Participants are also invited to send through questions that you would like to ask Marjan. You won’t be able to ask her directly, but all questions will be provided to the moderator in advance and as many as possible put to Marjan at the event.
EDO Tasmania