The latest Part of the EPLJ includes the following articles: “The adequacy of the law in satisfying society’s expectations for major projects” – The Hon Justice Brian J Preston; “Striving for best practice in environmental governance and justice: Reporting on the inaugural Environmental Democracy Index for Australia” – Guy J Dwyer and Judith A Preston; “Practical precautions, reasonable responses: How South Australia’s planning regime adapts to the coastal impacts of climate change” – John Watson; and “Ecuador’s Yasuní-ITT initiative for mitigating the impact of climate change” – Tammy Vallejo Silva and Martin Calisto Friant. There is also a review of the following book: Climate Change and Coastal Development Law in Australia by Justine Bell.
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.