ACCEL is the leading centre for climate and environmental law teaching and research in Australia.  It is also one of the leading centres in the world for interdisciplinary research, education and public engagement in the areas of climate and environmental law. Our researchers have outstanding international and domestic reputations, as well as strong connections with eminent scholars at international institutions.  The Centre also has enduring links with leading members of the legal profession, including the judiciary, who contribute to the teaching and seminar programs and, at times, research activities.

Latest News

  • The Independent Review of the Climate Change Act 2010

    Tabled in the Victorian Parliament, containing 33 recommendations for a more effective framework for climate change action in Victoria. Our very own Professor Rosemary Lyster as a Member of the Independent Review Committee, along with Martijn Wilder AM (Chair) and Anna Skarbek (Member)

  • The legal implications of the Paris Agreement

    On 11 February 2016, the Australian Centre for Environmental Law, Sydney Law School, organised a full-day event on the legal implications of the Paris Agreement.  The event was an opportunity to bring together leading experts on climate change from around the world. More

  • ACCEL has created a blog on environmental law and governance

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