Guy J Dwyer
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.
Washington DC-based climate think-tank, the World Resources Institute is set to launch its Environmental Democracy Index (EDI) in May. Developed in partnership with The Access Initiative, the EDI is designed to provide a snapshot of a nation’s performance in key practice areas of environmental governance. In the latest issue of the EPLJ, report contributors Guy J Dwyer and Judith A Preston discuss Australia’s performance under the EDI – scoring just 1.42 out of a maximum possible score of 3; and achieving the best possible practice results in only 14 out of 24 practice indicators.
The latest Part of the Local Government Law Journal includes the following articles: “Comity and consistency: What role should “the two C’s” play in determining class 1 development appeals in the Land and Environment Court?” – Guy J Dwyer; and “Orgies of seizure and violence: Compulsory acquisition and private sector redevelopment – lessons for Australia” – Melissa Pocock. Also in this Part are the following sections: Policy and Practice: “Reconciling planning and environmental law and policy” – Glen McLeod; Digest of Cases; and Local Government and Planning Law Guide Cases.
The latest Part of the Environmental and Planning Law Journal includes the following articles: “Emerging legislative regimes for regulating carbon capture and storage activities in Australia: To what extent do they facilitate access to procedural justice?” – Guy J Dwyer; “The scope of a 2015 climate change agreement: A mixed top-down/bottom-up approach to achieve universal participation” – Anna Celliers; “Regulatory obesity, the Newman diet and outcomes for planning law in Queensland” – Philippa England; and “The way forward: Are further changes to Australian water governance inevitable?” – Maureen Papas.
The latest Part of the Local Government Law Journal include the following articles: “Distributive justice, ordinary rates and the categorisation of land for rating purposes in New South Wales: An update” – Guy J Dwyer; and “Retreat from retreat – the backward evolution of sea-level rise policy in Australia, and the implications for local government” – Justine Bell and Mark Baker-Jones. Also in this Part are the Digest of Cases and the Local Government & Planning Law Guide Cases.
The latest Part of EPLJ includes the following articles: “Moving from consideration to application: The uptake of principles of ecologically sustainable development in environmental decision-making in New South Wales” – Guy J Dwyer and Mark P Taylor; “Getting the balance right: A renewed need for the public interest test in addressing coastal climate change and sea level rise” – Tayanah O’Donnell and Louise Gates; “Energy efficiency or energy wasted? The record of Australian and Swedish law to improve energy efficiency in the buildings sector” – Joshua Prentice; “Evaluating the effectiveness of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (Cth): 2008-2012” – Susan Tridgell; and “Wild law in Australia: Practice and possibilities” – Claire Williams.