Climate-ready planning laws for NSW - EDO NSW

Climate-ready planning laws for NSW - Parliamentary briefing

Please join us in the Jubilee Room, Parliament House, at 3:30pm on Thursday 22 August 2019. RSVP below.


As greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise at unprecedented rates, extreme weather events such as fires, flooding and drought, changes in rainfall patterns, sea level rise and the warming and acidification of oceans are already affecting the safety and wellbeing of the people of NSW.

Lawmakers are in a unique position to help. Please join us to learn more about the issues facing the people of this state and the important role the NSW Parliament can play in creating robust laws to reduce emissions and help constituents adapt to the current and projected severe impacts of climate change.

Hear from our CEO David Morris on the everyday citizens who seek advice from the EDO on the threats and risks of climate change already impinging on their lives and properties.

International expert, Professor Will Steffen, will brief you on the science underpinning the urgent need to ensure planning decisions are consistent with our global commitments to limit global warming.

And hear from our law reform expert, Rachel Walmsley, on proposals to make NSW planning laws climate-ready now.


  • CEO David Morris, EDO NSW
  • Earth system scientist Emeritus Professor Will Steffen, ANU / Climate Council of Australia
  • Planning law expert Rachel Walmsley, Policy and Law Reform Director, EDO NSW

Constituents across the state, from drought-stricken river communities to those threatened by eroding coastlines, are pleading for greater action on climate change. This briefing is an opportunity to decide what role NSW lawmakers can play in safeguarding our future.

We hope to see you there.

Please RSVP by Friday 16 August 2019.

Light refreshments will be provided.

August 22, 2019 at 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Jubilee Room, NSW Parliament House
Macquarie Street
Sydney, NSW 2000
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Cerin Loane · · 02 9262 6989

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