Winter school intensive unit. People not currently enrolled at University, or who are currently enrolled but have not completed 150 points of study should contact the Manager, Academic Administration - Law about a possible pre-requisite waiver.
This course explores the legal and policy context in which some of Australia's most challenging environmental controversies arise. It introduces students to the framework for national and international environmental regulation using a range of topical issues and case studies. These include the Gunns pulp mill dispute, coal seam gas expansion, international climate change negotiations, adapting to the impacts of climate change, and water rights in a drying world.
Together, these case studies highlight common themes and challenges in environmental governance, including:
- operationalising the principles of ecologically sustainable development;
- problems of regulatory fragmentation and divisions of power;
- the increasing internationalisation of domestic environmental law;
- the importance of public participation in environmental decision-making;
- the role of human rights and environmental ethics in environmental law; and
- the role of the market in environmental regulation.
|Unit name||Current Issues in Environmental Law and Policy|
|Faculty/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Law
Prof. Jan McDonald
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
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- Completion of 150pts of university study (ie 12 x 12.5pt units).
Winter school intensive: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 9:30am-1:30pm.
In-class test 5%, Reflective journal 25%, End of semester written exam 70%
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