Professor David Grinlinton Inaugural Lecture

Professor David Grinlinton Inaugural Lecture

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Stone Lecture Theatre (801-316)

Auckland Law School

9 Eden Crescent

Auckland, 1010

New Zealand

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Professor David Grinlinton's Inaugural Lecture - The intersection of property rights and environmental law.

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The intersection of property rights and environmental law

Property rights can be portrayed as both ’villain’ and ‘hero’ in the protection of the environment and environmental governance. On the one hand the strength of property rights under the common law can militate against measures that limit the exercise of those rights to protect the environment. On the other, it can be argued that well-defined and enforced property rights encourage efficient and more sustainable use of land and natural resources and can advance the interests of environmental protection. Further, in recent years new uses for traditional property rights and interests have been applied to protect environmental values, and new forms of property and resource allocation have been developed to sustainably manage scarce resources. This lecture will examine the interface between property rights and environmental law and policy, and discuss the current state and future possibilities for addressing some of the environmental challenges of our time.

Date: Thursday 8 September, 2022


6:00 pm - 7.00 pm Lecture

7.00 pm - 7.30 pm Reception

Professor David Grinlinton

University of Auckland

VRD, BA, LLB (Hons), LLM, MDS; Barrister & Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand

David Grinlinton joined the Faculty of Law at the University of Auckland in 1990 following time in legal practice in the property and energy sectors. His teaching and research interests include real property law, environmental and natural resources law, and housing law and policy. He has published widely in these areas, and is a regular presenter at both local and international conferences and symposia.

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