7 and 8 September


George Brown Botanical Gardens

Event Centre

Northern TerriTory

State of the environment conference

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Why you should come to this conference

The decisions we make today will change the course of the Northern Territory for generations to come. This conference will provide an opportunity to come together, build community, and collectively reimagine a just future as we confront the biodiversity and climate crises. Don't sit back, be a part of the solution.

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Valuing the Northern Territory's Nature

The conversation will revolve around these 4 themes:

Extractivism and Development

Next generation nature laws, multi-species justice, land clearing and biodiversity in the north, nature and wellbeing, state of the environment reporting, biodiversty markets

The critical minerals conundrum, how Tiwi people slayed a giant, McArthur River Mine and slow violence, northern development, best practice mining law and policy

Climate and Just Economic Futures



Health impacts of climate change, alternative economic futures, housing, renewables and climate justice, new gas projects and net zero in the Northern Territory, climate integrity, climate grief

Rivers and legal personhood, below the Berrimah Line, water law reform, First Nations water governance, floodplain harvesting, groundwater extraction and development, protection v management

Who will be at this conference

Community members passionate about the Northern Territory's environment, people who work in the environmental field, ENGO employees, land managers, community sector employees, government employees, peak bodies, researchers and Traditional Owners

Hear from a range of provoking speakers who will challenge us to configure the NT's future differently including academics, First Nations leaders, environmental thought leaders, artists and scientists. The list is growing.

Dr Josie Douglas,

Executive Manager, Policy and Governance, Central Land Council

Professor Tess Lea,

University of British Columbia

Dr Amanda Cahill, CEO of The Next Economy

Dr Erin O'Donnell,

Senior Lecturer and ARC Fellow, University of Melbourne

Dr Emma Carmody

International environmental lawyer and environmental entrepreneur

Jack Green

Garawa Traditional Owner

and advocate

Josie Davey Green

Gudanji Traditional Owner and advocate

Antonia Burke

Indigenous Human Rights Advocate

Lead Barossa campaigner

David Morris

CEO, Environmental

Defenders Office

Mark Wakeham

Australian Program Director, the Sunrise Project

Martin Prichard

Environs Kimberley

Director of Strategy

Gavin Mudd

Assosicate Professor

Environmental Engineering RMIT University


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Environment Centre NT has worked tirelessly for 40 years to advocate for a thriving nature for all of us.

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