Australian Centre for Climate and Environmental Law (ACCEL)
The objectives of the Centre are to encourage, promote and support innovative and important scholarship including teaching, research, consultancy and public interest advocacy in all areas of environmental law and policy. These objectives are pursued within the University of Sydney, with other related Centres and institutions in Australia and overseas, with the legal profession, and with the wider community.
Asia Pacific Journal of Environmental Law - Volume 16 (2013)
ACCEL are pleased to announce that Volume 16 (2013) of the Asia Pacific Journal of Environmental Law has been released: please refer to the Table of Contents
- 2014 Subscription Rates and Order Form for print copies only is now available.
- The Asia Pacific Journal of Environmental Law (1996 – present) is now available online: For information please refer to the APJEL web page.
The Editor-in-Chief of the Asia Pacific Journal of Environmental Law (APJEL), is currently seeking submissions for future issues of the Journal. read more
ACCEL news bulletin
- On Thursday, 5 December climate scientist Professor Chris Field from Stanford University delivered a Sydney Law School 2013 Distinguished Speaker address, which coincided with the release of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Fifth Assessment Report. For more information click here
- On Monday, 9 September the Sydney Law School welecomed Dr Eloise Scotford to speak at the Lunchtime Seminar Series. Dr Eloise Scotford is a Lecturer in the School of Law at King’s College London, where she teaches environmental law, public law, EU law and tort law. Her seminar considered the relationship between environmental regimes and property rights.
- ACCEL are pleased to announce a new book by Rosemary Lyster, Catherine MacKenzie, Constance McDermott (eds) Law, Tropical Forests and Carbon: The Case of REDD+ (Cambridge University Press, 2013). The book launch was opened by John Connor, CEO of the Climate Institute on 28 August 2013 at the Sydney Law School. The event was attended by leading environmentalists from public and private sectors. Rosemary Lyster, Simon Butt and Tim Stephens also presented their contributions to the book. Read more: Sydney Law School News | Cambridge catalogue
- Professor Rosemary Lyster has released a copy of the bibliography for research on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD+). PDF
- Dr Tim Stephens participated in the Marine Connections Seminar Series - Theme 2: Marine Sciences and Law – which was offered by the Institute of Marine Science on Wednesday, 14th August. Dr Stephens spoke alongside Dr Elaine Baker, the Director of the UNEP Shelf Programme at the University of Sydney and Dr Rosemary Rayfuse, a Professor of International Law in the Faculty of Law at The University of New South Wales. Dr Baker discussed the processes and submissions to secure sovereign rights to continental shelves; Dr Rayfuse spoke about High seas fisheries and the problems caused by reliance on the principle of flag state jurisdiction; and Dr Stephens presented on the current whaling case in the International Court of Justice where issues concerning the function and purpose of marine science has been under scrutiny.
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