Sharon Friel, Peter Drahos, Kyla Tienhaara and Howard Bamsey on IP & Climate Change

Event details


Date & time

Monday 11 May 2015 to Tuesday 12 May 2015


Law Link Lecture Theatre, ANU College of Law (7), Fellows Road, ANU
ANU Canberra


Sharon Friel, Peter Drahos, Kyla Tienhaara and Howard Bamsey


Kahlea McGeechan
+61 2 6125 0454

RegNet scholars Sharon Friel, Peter Drahos, Kyla Tienhaara and Howard Bamsey will be speaking at the Intellectual property and climate change: the Paris accord conference hosted by the College of Law, ANU.  Sharon Friel will present a keynote address at the conference.

About the conference

In 2015, the United Nations Climate Change Conference will be held in Paris to discuss the achievement of a fair, binding and ambitious agreement on climate change. One of the outstanding topics under discussion is intellectual property and climate change. Patent Law plays a critical role in providing incentives for renewable energy, and access to critical inventions for the greater public good. Plant breeders’ rights impact on intellectual property and food security. Access to genetic resources raises questions about biodiversity and climate change. Trade mark law is significant in terms of green trade marks, eco labels, and greenwashing. Copyright law plays a key part in respect of access to environmental information. The topic of intellectual property and climate change has significant implications for innovation, technology transfer, agriculture, biodiversity, and public health.

This conference will consider whether an accord on technology transfer and climate change will be able to be reached at the international climate talks in Paris 2015. More information and registration is available on the College of Law website.

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