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Climate Law in Australia provides the first extended account of Australia's new climate law. It examines key federal and state legislation and the main cases brought before Australian courts. It combines incisive legal analysis with a deep understanding of climate-related issues and policy. The authors include leading academics such as Professors Robyn Eckersley, David Farrier, Rob Fowler and Jan McDonald, and leading practitioners such as Charles Berger, Kirsty Ruddock, Chris McGrath, Allison Warburton and Martijn Wilder. The editors are Professor Tim Bonyhady, Director of the Australian Centre for Environmental Law at the Australian National University, and Dr Peter Christoff of the University of Melbourne and Vice President of the Australian Conservation Foundation. The book examines pivotal issues in Australian climate law and policy - the Kyoto Protocol and its alternatives, emissions targets, carbon trading, geosequestration, nuclear decision-making, adaptation to climate change and legal liability. It contains detailed analysis of the leading cases involving the Hazelwood power station, the Anvil Hill, Xstrata and Bowen Basin coal mines, and the Bald Hills and Taralga wind farms. Climate Law in Australia explores both the need for conventional legal regulation and the potential of economic responses to climate change. It shows how climate law has grown in Australia - and how far the law still has to go.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 328 pages
  • 158 x 239 x 18mm | 526g
  • Federation Press
  • Annandale, NSW, Australia
  • English
  • 1862876738
  • 9781862876736
  • 1,720,243

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Climate Law in Australia is a book that pulls together much of the policy, legislation and case law across jurisdictions in Australia. It provides context to the many developments in climate change policy and law emerging from governments. For local governments that may be impacted by a national emissions trading scheme, it explores the legal considerations of emissions reporting and trading. Local government itself must adapt to climate change impacts and plan for their communities. However, there are liability risks both from taking action and inaction, as explained in this book. As a consent authority, local government needs to consider the way state and Commonwealth legislation is being interpreted in the courts. - Local Government Reporter, Vol 6(7) April 2008show more

Table of contents

Introduction Tim Bonyhady and Peter Christoff The new Australian climate law Tim Bonyhady Kyoto and the Asia Pacific Partnership on Clean Development and Climate Peter Christoff and Robyn Eckersley The greenhouse trigger: Where did it go and what of its future? Andrew Macintosh Carbon trading markets: Legal considerations Martijn Wilder and Monique Miller Can the invisible hand adjust the thermostat? Carbon emissions trading and Australia Peter Christoff Emissions reduction targets legislation Rob Fowler The adaptation imperative: Managing the legal risks of climate change impacts Jan McDonald Geosequestration law in Australia AM Warburton, JA Grove, S Then, KM Geddes Hazelwood: A new lease on life for a greenhouse dinosaur Charles Berger The Bowen Basin coal mines case: Climate law in the Federal Court Kirsty Ruddock The limits of judicial review: Anvil Hill in the Land and Environment Court David Farrier The Xstrata case: Pyrrhic victory or harbinger? Chris McGrath - Erratum: The word "Phyrrhic" should be corrected to "Pyrrhic" in the title of this chapter on page 214 of the book. The Bald Hills wind farm debacle James Prest Global or local interests? The significance of the Taralga wind farm case Judith Jones Nuclear Law Making Ron Levy References/ Table of Cases/ Table of Statutes/ Indexshow more