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

  • 2017 ACCEL Presents 'A Year in Review'

    On 24 February 2017 ACCEL will hold its inaugural 'Year in Review'. A number of prominent speakers will provide insights and updates on key developments in 2016 in areas of Biodiversity; Coastal Management; Natural Resources; and Mining, among others. Register now

  • 'Climate Disaster Law' will be taught as an intensive unit in Cambridge (UK) from 5 - 8 July

    ACCEL are pleased to announce that 'Climate Disaster Law' will be taught as an intensive unit in Cambridge (UK) from 5 - 8 July 2017 by Professor Michael Faure from Maastricht University and Professor Rosemary Lyster under the auspices of the Sydney Law School in Europe program. This unit of study may be credited as Continuing Professional Development (CPD); Master of Environmental Law and Graduate Diploma in Environmental Law students may enroll; or you may enroll on a non-degree basis. Travel expenses for educational purposes are tax deductible although you should confirm this with your tax consultant. This unit is based on Professor Rosemary Lyster’s book Climate Justice and Disaster Law (Cambridge University Press: 2015). More information

  • ACCEL is pleased to announce a new publication by Dr Kate Owens: Environmental Water Markets and Regulation: A comparative legal approach

    River systems around the world are degraded and are being used unsustainably. Meeting this challenge requires the development of flexible regimes that have the potential to meet essential consumptive needs while restoring environmental flows. Dr Kate Owens focuses on how water trading frameworks can be repurposed for environmental water recovery and aims to conceptualise the most appropriate role for law in supporting recovery through these frameworks.