Professor Rosemary Lyster

SEI Researcher

Sydney Law School

Rosemary Lyster is the Professor of Climate and Environmental Law in the University of Sydney Law School. In 2015, Rosemary was appointed by the Victorian government to a three person Independent Review Committee (IRC) to review the state’s Climate Change Act 2010 and make recommendations to place Victoria as a leader on climate change. The government accepted 32 of the IRC’s 33 Recommendations. In the area of Environmental Law, Rosemary specialises in Energy and Climate Law, Climate Disaster Law and Water Law. She has published four books with Cambridge University Press in the area of Energy and Climate Law the latest of which is, Climate Justice and Disaster Law (2015). Rosemary is the Energy and Water Special Editor of the, Environmental and Planning Law Journal, which is the leading environmental law journal in Australia. Her affiliations include the IUCN – The World Conservation Union Commission on Environmental Law, comprising environmental lawyers from around the world, as well as the Commission’s Special Working Groups on Energy and Climate Change, Water and Wetlands, and Forests.