This Part of the Environmental and Planning Law Journal includes the following articles: “Environmental decision-making in the Anthropocene: Challenges for ecologically sustainable development and the case for systems thinking” – Laura Schuijers; “Should a general ‘duty of care’ for the environment become a centerpiece of a ‘next generation’ environment protection statute?” – Neil Gunningham; “Victorian ecologically sustainable forest management: Pt III – Regulatory theory and modality” – Rhett Martin; “Anything goes? Performance-based planning and the slippery slope in Queensland planning law” – Philippa England and Amy McInerney; “REDD+ and forest fires: Implications for the legal and policy forest fire management framework in Indonesia” – Laely Nurhidayah, Zada Lipman and Shawkat Alam.
The latest Part of the Environmental and Planning Law Journal includes the following articles: “The rule of law, the public interest and the management of natural resources in Australia” – Douglas E Fisher; “One stop shop for environmental approvals a messy backward step for Australia” – Dr Chris McGrath; “Australian World Heritage in danger” – Simon Marsden; “Protecting third party rights of appeal, protecting the environment: A Tasmanian case study” – Madeleine Figg; “The e-waste dilemma: Are international measures and product stewardship schemes a solution?” – Zada Lipman and Matthew Ind; and “2030 vision: An analysis of proposed structural reforms of the European Union’s Emissions Trading Scheme” – Joshua Prentice.
The first Part of Volume 18 of LGLJ includes two interesting articles. The first comes from Sarah Withnall Howe and examines the 2011 review of the Western Australian Local Government Standards Panel. The second is by Zada Lipman and Melissa Farrugia and discusses obligation to report and disclose information about particular activities that cause or threaten pollution. There is also a Digest of Cases and the Local Government and Planning Law Guide Cases section, including “Supreme Court and Equivalent Decisions” and “Merits Appeals”.
The May 2011 issue of the Environmental and Planning Law Journal includes articles on several interesting aspects of environmental law. There are articles on law reform for natural resource management, Australian responsibilities with the burgeoning marine bioprospecting industry, a legal assessment of the NSW coastal planning system and regulation of tree clearing as a means of meeting Kyoto targets.