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David Hodgkinson

David Hodgkinson

I am a partner with aviation and aerospace law firm HodgkinsonJohnston. I am also an associate professor in the Law School at the University of Western Australia, and executive director of EcoCarbon (a UNFCCC-accredited NGO) Displacement.

My areas of research are aviation law and climate change.

In terms of aviation, I was formerly Director of Legal Services at IATA (the organisation of the world's airlines) in Montreal, and edited the book 'Essential Documents on International Air Carrier Liability.'

In terms of climate change, I led an international project team which drafted the Peninsula Principles on Climate Displacement. I am also the coauthor of the leading text on climate change law in Australia, 'Global Climate Change: Australian Law and Policy' (LexisNexis), and was the general editor of the looseleaf service, also published by LexisNexis, 'Climate Change Law and Policy in Australia.'

Climate Change Series

Are we finally about to get a global agreement on aviation emissions?

Sep 26, 2016 06:44 am UTC| Insights & Views Law

Tomorrow, delegates from more than 190 nations will begin an 11-day meeting in Montreal to determine the final form of a scheme to reduce greenhouse emissions from the aviation industry. The meeting the latest in a...

Climate Change Series

Airline emissions and the case for a carbon tax on flight tickets

Apr 05, 2016 04:04 am UTC| Insights & Views Law Nature

After years of delay, the international aviation industry is inching its way towards bringing its greenhouse emissions under some form of regulation. Last month the United Nations International Civil Aviation Organisation...

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Economy

China’s February PMI to test historic low of 38.8, says ANZ Research

Chinas manufacturing PMI for February is expected to reach an historic low of 38.8. The impact of the virus outbreak will see PMI drop further than the previous low in Q4 2008, according to the latest report from ANZ...

EM Asian currencies likely to advance somewhat temporarily versus dollar due to dropped DXY Index, says Scotiabank

EM Asian currencies are likely to advance somewhat temporarily versus the dollar because of a dropped DXY Index, but will pare their gains soon amid escalating global risk aversion as the US is set to become the next...

China’s manufacturing PMI for February likely to hit historic low of 38.8, says ANZ Research

Chinas manufacturing PMI for February is expected to hit an historic low of 38.8. The impact of the virus outbreak will see PMI drop further than the previous low in Q4 2008, according to the latest report from ANZ...

NZ January unadjusted trade balance stronger-than-expected as exports overpower imports

New Zealands unadjusted trade balance saw a deficit of $340 million, which was stronger than expected. Exports fell seasonally, but not by as much as expected. The majority of the supply chain disruptions due to COVID-19...

U.S. Treasuries slump ahead of 5-year auction, FOMC members’ speeches

The U.S. Treasuries slumped during Wednesdays afternoon session ahead of the countrys 5-year auction, due to be held today by 18:00GMT. Also, speeches by FOMC members, Kaplan and Kashkari, awaiting to be delivered today by...

Politics

Melania Trump humiliated: First lady’s anti-bullying campaign branded ‘brainless’

Melania Trumps anti-bullying campaign has been branded as brainless all because of her husband, Donald Trump. In 2018, the FLOTUS formally launched her Be Best initiative, which is focused on advocating against...

Donald Trump health rumors: POTUS’s pupils seem dilated again, sparks speculations he was high

Donald Trumps pupils appeared to be dilated again while he was discussing Coronavirus. And according to experts and netizens, this is one indication that the POTUS is unwell. On Twitter, some netizens shared close-up...

Ivanka Trump photo fail: Donald Trump’s daughter tries to channel Princess Diana’s Taj Mahal picture but fails miserably

Ivanka Trump traveled to India earlier this week with her husband, Jared Kushner, her dad, Donald Trump, and stepmom, Melania Trump. While there, the POTUSs favorite daughter posed in front of the Taj Mahal. Ivankas...

CIA suddenly briefs the Gang of Eight, possibly about Donald Trump's relations?

It was only several days ago where President Donald Trump lashed out at the Intelligence community and everyone else that he could think of during a press conference while in New Delhi. What also transpired over those days...

Donald Trump shock: POTUS's wealth may be investigated by Scotland officials

President Donald Trump has always tried to evade investigations into his finances, despite constantly boasting about how much money he has and corrects anyone who would only refer to him as a millionaire. However,...

Science

Scientists discover a potentially new state of matter

There is still so much to learn regarding creation or how things come to be. Recently, a group of researchers stumbled upon what could potentially be a new state of matter by accident. Express reports that a group of...

Scientists predict that Earth could be 'kicked out' of Solar System by a wandering star

There have been many theories regarding the supposed end of the world. A group of scientists recently predicted that the end of the world could be caused by the planet leaving its orbit. Researchers from Sharif...

Asteroids: NASA sheds more light on asteroid Vesta 4

The most popularly known thought about asteroids is that these space rocks can crash into the planet or that these were responsible for the extinction of the dinosaurs. Recently, experts from NASA shed more light on one of...

Asteroid: Space rock Earthbound in a span of 12 hours

Hundreds of asteroids may have flown by Earth in a span of almost two months in 2020, but NASAs asteroid trackers notice one more may be coming this way. The agency spotted an Earthbound space rock that is set to approach...

Technology

Apple might release an over-ear AirPods alongside iPhone SE 2 in March

AirPods ended up being one of the top-selling products for Apple, especially after the AirPods Pro was launched last fall. It is then not surprising that the tech giant wants to keep the momentum going by adding a new...

iPhone 12 could run with GBs/sec wireless speed through the 802.11ay WiFi tech

If recent reports are to be believed, it appears that Apples plan is to make the iPhone 12 devices, some kind of an internet speed powerhouse. The upcoming iPhone series is now rumored to support gigabits-per-second WiFi...

iPhone SE 2 might be announced simply as ‘iPhone’

There have been countless reports about the smartphone that Apple would be launching next. It is, however, not the follow-up to 2019s iPhone 11 and 11 Pro series. But it is rumored to be the tech giants next entry-level...

Tesla Model Y delivery as early as March 15 is confirmed

Fans of electric vehicles who have ordered a Tesla Model Y will have something great to look forward to in March. Several customers shared online that they have finally received email confirmations from Tesla for the...
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