Great Barrier Reef & Atmospheric Commons

Great Barrier Reef & Atmospheric Commons
vs the Federal and Queensland Governments and Fossil Fuel Industries


Case Introduction

This case challenged Australia’s inaction on climate change and featured First Nations Peoples, scientists and civil society climate advocates. The Tribunal received an update on the status of the Great Barrier Reef, which was the first case that Australia took to the International Rights of Nature Tribunal, in 2014. Concerns for the Reef have heightened in light of the recent scientific evidence demonstrating the devastating bleaching of the reef.

Part 1 – Murrumu Walubara, Sovereign Yidinji Government, Cairns region

Part 2 – Valentine Nona of the Djirru People, Mission Beach region

Part 3 – Blair Palese, CEO of Australia

Part 4 – Professor Justin Marshall, University of Queensland

Part 5 – Rebel Poynton, EDO Qld, and Case Summation

Tribunal Ruling

The tribunal rulings will be finalised soon and made available here.