The September 2013 edition of the Environmental and Planning Law Journal includes several interesting articles on different aspects of environmental law. The topics canvassed include the limits and opportunities of law in conserving biodiversity, the rise and fall of Australia’s coastal climate change law, carbon sequestration rights in Australia, strategic environmental assessment in Australian land-use planning, the Carbon Farming Initiative and “risk-based regulation” in environmental governance. There is also a case note on conventionalising climate change by decree.
The latest Part of the EPLJ includes three interesting articles dealing with different aspects of environmental law. The first article comes from Dr Nicola Swayne and Angela Phillips and presents a critical analysis of the current and proposed carbon capture and storage legal frameworks across a number of jurisdictions in Australia. The second article is by Dr Andrew Sneddon and considers the ways in which Australia’s courts and tribunals have responded to Aboriginal objections to proposed mining and development activities on the grounds of potential adverse impacts to “sacred sites”. The final article, by Andrea Bassett, explores the inherent conflict of openly presenting sites to the public while also fully protecting their World Heritage values.
The last issue of Volume 28 of the Environmental and Planning Law Journal includes three interesting articles on a range of topics regarding environmental law in Australia, including the regulation of coal mining activities in Australia, the rights of solar panel owners and Australia’s Clean Energy Future Package.
The July 2011 Part of the Environmental and Planning Law Journal contains interesting articles on a range of topics within environmental law. The Part includes articles on the role of property law in environmental management, the impact of an ETS on the law of international investment, a critical analysis of the current planning regime for offshore wind energy in South Australia and the limitations of climate change regulation in Australia.