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Corrs Chambers Westgarth
The Safeguard Mechanism is a mandatory decarbonisation framework to reduce Australia's greenhouse gas emissions.
Herbert Smith Freehills
Next month Montreal in Canada will host the 15th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP15). Despite attracting less headlines than its climate change...
Herbert Smith Freehills
The Queensland Land Court has recommended that the mining lease and environmental authority for the Waratah Mine be refused, amongst other reasons because of climate change impacts...
Jones Day
Three recent actions highlight an emerging trend of First Nations peoples bringing climate-related claims. Recent decisions in two of these actions have set significant precedents...
Herbert Smith Freehills
On 14 November 2022, Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese gave a keynote address at the B20 summit (the business arm of the G20 summit) on building a strong and resilient economic strategy.
Kennedys
Discussion about the Sharma decision. Courts will not necessarily deny the existence of climate duty in other circumstances.
Herbert Smith Freehills
This is the first Federal Budget since the Government committed Australia to a 43% emissions reduction target by 2030 and net zero by 2050 and the release of the State of the Environment Report.
Herbert Smith Freehills
On 12 October 2022, the Environmental Protection and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2022 (EPOLA Bill) was introduced to the Queensland Parliament.
Cooper Grace Ward
The reforms increase protections from pests or diseases entering, emerging, establishing or spreading in Australia.
Herbert Smith Freehills
The NSW Government has released a revised Large-Scale Solar Energy Guideline (Guideline), which provides updated direction on the planning framework and assessment of State...
McCullough Robertson
The bill was introduced after an unusual consultation process with select groups under confidentiality arrangements.
Jones Day
The new laws are an important component of the new Australian government's emissions reduction and renewable energy transition plan.
Herbert Smith Freehills
On 23 September 2022, the Australian and New Zealand Heads of Environment Protection Authorities released the draft PFAS NEMP 3.0 for public consultation with submissions due by 4pm on 20 December 2022.
Corrs Chambers Westgarth
Australia has a fragmented collection of laws across federal and state jurisdictions that relate to ESG issues.
Herbert Smith Freehills
On 21 September 2022 the WA Government tabled its response (Response) to the ‘Enough is Enough' report (Report) made by the Western Australian Parliament's...
McCullough Robertson
The Action Plan particularises how the Policy will be implemented, and the EPA's vision for future regulatory action.
Corrs Chambers Westgarth
The government was elected with a strong mandate to take action on climate change and to reduce emission targets.
Corrs Chambers Westgarth
Greenwashing is making inflated or misleading claims about sustainability to attract or retain customers and investors.
Herbert Smith Freehills
The Western Australian Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (DWER) have released further detail relating to the timing and content of the third stage of significant reforms...
McCarthy Durie Lawyers
Discussion about the power of the court to create an easement. Includes recent example.
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