Plenary Speaker

Michelle Maloney, Australian Earth Laws Alliance (AELA), Australia

Michelle Maloney

Dr Michelle Maloney is an advocate for Earth centred governance, with a focus on law, economics, ethics and community empowerment. She is the Co-founder and National Convenor of the Australian Earth Laws Alliance (AELA), a Director of the New Economy Network Australia (NENA) and Future Dreaming, and is on the Steering Group of the Australian Hub of the Wellbeing Economy Alliance (WEAll).

Michelle has more than 30 years’ experience designing and managing climate change, sustainability and social change initiatives in Australia and overseas, and this includes working with Indigenous colleagues on a range of environmental, community development and cultural heritage projects. She is recognised internationally as a leading authority on Earth jurisprudence, Earth laws and Rights of Nature, and teaches a range of courses across environmental governance and Earth laws. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Political Science and History) and Laws (Honours) from the Australian National University and a PhD in Law from Griffith University.

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