2010 is the International Year of Biodiversity and NELA will be holding its National Conference in Australia’s Capital.
This will be a unique opportunity to hear challenging presentations on the politics of preserving the world’s biodiversity for future generations.
The 2010 Conference will be held at the historic University House, the ceremonial heart of the Australian National University. Opened in 1954 by His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh as the first building on the campus of the newly-formed Australian National University, University House was home to the research students and professors of the University at the time. Set in tranquil gardens with heritage-listed architecture and decor, University House has a history rich in academic prestige and ceremony.
An exciting program has been developed featuring speakers from Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific. The Hon Greg Hunt MP, Shadow Minister for Climate Action, Environment and Heritage and Dr Allan Hawke AC, head of the Government’s independent review of the EPBC Act will each be delivering a keynote address.
Opening the Conference will be the ACT Attorney-General and Minister for the Environment, Climate Change and Water, Simon Corbell MLA.
The Conference will include sessions run by the Environmental Law Rountable of Australia and New Zealand (ELRANZ) and Young NELA.