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An exciting opportunity to strengthen environmental law collegial links with Australia and New Zealand

Colleagues coming to Waikato for the 2013 IUCN Academy of Environmental Law Colloquium may enjoy the opportunity to strengthen links with fellow environmental lawyers in Australia while exploring a selection of urban, coastal and rural landscapes. An exciting post-Colloquium programme, designed to stimulate collaboration and to give colleagues ‘a taste of Australia’ has been designed.

As many Colloquium attendees will be passing through Sydney on their return journey from New Zealand, we have organised a programme to capitalise on this. Delegates will participate in a full day field trip to the University of Western Sydney where peri-urban environmental issues are a focus and this will be followed by a Reception and Panel Discussion back in Sydney City with colleagues from the University of Technology Sydney. Delegates will then have the opportunity to see some of Australia’s fabulous coastline, with a bus tour to the University of New England in Armidale via Port Macquarie. We will also travel via Dorrigo where environmental land use conflict issues have emerged in recent times. Along the way, there will be opportunities to witness stunning scenery, and to interact further with colleagues. Following our arrival in Armidale, delegates will participate in a two-day symposium on land use change law and policy.

The Australian Side Event organizers look forward to a leisurely and enjoyable opportunity to build on the collegial links which will be created and strengthened by your attendance at Waikato.

For more detailed programme information, and online registration, please visit: or email Amanda Kennedy: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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