Climate Equality



About the Climate Equality Working Group

Welcome to BCCE’s Climate Equality Working Group. 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) and Christy Clark from the University of Canberra Law School in Australia.

Upcoming Events

Symposium: Strategic Litigation on Climate Equality

September 23-25, 2024 (time zones may affect these dates) 

Litigation on climate change is occurring around the world at national, regional and international levels. Many of these cases raise equality issues pointing to the unequal impacts of climate change on a range of vulnerable groups, but equality law arguments are not always front and center in these cases. This symposium brings together practitioners and scholars to exchange ideas, knowledge and strategic insights on the use of equality law in climate litigation. Please join around 50 expert speakers in this conversation. 


Past Events

Climate Change and Disability Rights Webinar, May 2023

Climate Change Working Group Launch Event, February 2022

About Us


  • 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).


  • Claire Reichle