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The Melbourne Climate Futures Academy (MCFA) Seminar Series for 2023 is proud to welcome Dr Anne Dienelt to explore whether a need exists to formulate a legal concept of resilience.
20/06/2023 12:30pm - 1:30pm

Manhari Room (7212, Level 7), Melbourne Connect

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MCFA Seminar Series: Climate change, states, and the concept of resilience

Resilience as a concept has yet to be translated into the legal discipline. The presentation will explore whether a need exists to formulate a legal concept of resilience. Based on different understandings of resilience across disciplines (e.g. ecology, psychology, sociology, etc.), resilience factors and resilience mechanisms are identified which can be applied to law to address challenges in context of climate change and its adverse effects better. Are current legal systems appropriate and sufficiently prepared to address current and future needs? How can they be better equipped to foster a resilient society faced with climate change?

About the MCFA

The Melbourne Climate Futures Academy (MCFA) supports and develops the next generation of climate leaders. Climate change is a complex challenge and solutions cannot be found in just one or two disciplines. Launched in 2022, the MCF Academy forms a diverse intellectual and interdisciplinary community, drawing from all areas across the University to promote and innovate a rich exchange of ideas.


Dr Anne Dienelt

Dr. Anne Dienelt, maître en droit (Aix-en-Provence) is a senior research fellow and lecturer at the University of Hamburg Faculty of Law, Germany. She also is a young academy fellow of the Academy of Sciences and Humanities in Hamburg. In her postdoc project on climate change law and resilience, she translates concept(s) of resilience into the legal discipline. In this project, she explores different perspectives and legal approaches to mitigate and adapt to the adverse effects of climate change in light of resilience findings.

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