Dr Damien Short, Director of the HRC at the University of London Discusses The Human Rights Implications of Shale Gas Production

Top Quote SMi Group Reports: Coalition of Human Rights Lawyers and Academics gave an opportunity to the Permanent Peoples' Tribunal (PPT) to hold a session on hydraulic fracturing and other unconventional fossil fuel extraction process. Join SMi's 6th annual Shale Gas, where Dr Damien Short, Director of the HRC at the University of London will be giving presentation on Human Rights Implications of Shale Gas Production. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) August 10, 2015 - Fracking has taken place around the world in spite of serious public opposition and with large numbers of people claiming that their human rights have been ignored by the public who are meant to represent the public. The PPT aims to examine such allegations in an even handed and judicial way.

    The human rights dimensions of the full range of oft cited impacts will be examined: the health of human and non-human animals, environmental, climatic, seismic, hydrologist and economic impacts - as well as those on local physical and social infrastructures. (ECOLOGIST, 2015).

    With the current updates in the industry, SMi is delighted to have Dr Damien Short, Director of the HRC at the University of London, at the 6th Annual Shale Gas Environmental Summit, taking place on 26-27 October in London, UK. Dr Damien will be giving his speech on Day one of the conference on The Human Rights Implications of Shale Gas Production.

    Dr. Damien will discuss how shale gas exploration and production impact human rights. Furthermore, what are the biggest risk to human rights, how are these risks being dealt with and how can these risks be mitigated looking to the future.

    Conference will discuss all the key issues relating to the shale gas industry, ranging from the regulation and licensing, the impact on the public such as human rights, health and scientific and environmental concerns. Speakers will range from the political and regulatory to land owners and NGOs and campaigners.

    Register before 30th September and save 100.

    Key speakers and experts include:
    - Julian O'Halloran, Journalist, BBC
    - Professor Michael Bradshaw, Professor of Global Energy, Warwick Business School
    - Professor Nigel Brandon, BG Chair in Sustainable Gas, Imperial College London & Panel
    Member, Task Force on Shale Gas
    - Mike Holgate, Associate, Aquateria Ltd
    - Tim Yeo, Chair of Energy and Climate Change Committee, House of Commons
    - Dr. Jonathan Scurlock, Chief Advisor, Renewable Energy and Climate Change, National Farmers Union

    Conference highlights:
    - Gain a balanced insight and understanding of the science behind the environmental debate on shale gas
    - Assess the risks shale gas poses to health and human rights
    - Learn about the landscape of the shale gas industry and gain insight into the regulatory developments in Europe and Britain
    - Analyze the difficulties surrounding planning applications
    - Debate the possibility of earthquakes and contaminated water
    - Discuss how waste water can best be appropriately disposed of

    To register or to sponsor this conference please contact:
    Andrew Gibbons on +44 (0) 207 827 6156 or agibbons ( @ ) smi-online dot co dot uk

    Plus two interactive post-conference workshops:

    Shale Gas: Stakeholder Engagement - Winning the Societal License to Operate
    Workshop Leader: Michael Holgate, Energy Consultant, Aquatera

    The Shale Gas Industry in Germany and Europe - Legal Frameworks and Gaps
    Workshop Leader: Andy Gheorghiu, Campaigner & Consultant, Andy Gheorghiu Consulting
    1.30pm - 5.30pm

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