Climate Change

About the Climate Change Working Group

Welcome to BCCE’s newest working group, Climate Change and Inequality. This working group will focus on the many complex inequality issues that arise from climate change and the potential role of discrimination law and broader legal work in this area. It is led by Beth Goldblatt from the University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Christy Clark from the University of Canberra Law School in Australia, and Dan Shapiro.

Current Projects

Group Archives

"Realising the Right to a Healthy Environment in Australia: Prospects and Pitfalls" Recordings

About Us

Co-Directors

  • Portrait of Beth Goldblatt

    Beth Goldblatt

    Beth Goldblatt is a Professor in the Faculty of Law at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Australia and a Visiting Professor in the School of Law at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. She is an international expert on social and economic rights and equality and non-discrimination law. With colleagues, Beth established the UTS Faculty of Law’s large and active Feminist Legal Research Group and she teaches ‘Gender and the Law’. She is the inaugural co-chair of the Faculty’s Equity and Diversity Group and sits on the UTS Diversity and Inclusion Implementation Committee. Beth is a member of the Australian Discrimination Law Experts Group. Her work covers many aspects of equality with a recent focus on climate change, its impact on inequality, and the role of law in contributing to climate justice.

  • Portrait of Cristy Clark

    Cristy Clark

    Dr Cristy Clark is an academic at the University of Canberra Law School, Australia. She is an expert on the human right to water. Her research focuses on the intersection of human rights, neoliberalism, and the environment, and she is the co-author of The Lawful Forest: A Critical History of Property, Protest and Spatial Justice (2022).

  • Profile image of Dan Shapiro

    Dan Shapiro

    Dan Shapiro has been a practicing trial lawyer and business litigator since 1982. Much of his career has been spent litigating class actions, where he helped to develop and refine the applicable law in the trial and appellate courts. He has been a frequent speaker and author on class actions and class action reform. Dan is a graduate of The University of Chicago Law School and of the University of Illinois where he earned All University Honors and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

Student Assistants