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.

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  • The Independent Review of the Climate Change Act 2010

    The Victorian Government has demonstrated climate leadership by accepting nearly all of the recommendations of the the 2015 Independent Review of the Climate Change Act 2010.  This landmark decision includes the adoption of a target of net zero emissions by 2050.  Professor Rosemary Lyster, a member of the Australian Centre for Climate and Environmental Law, Sydney Law School was a member of the Review Panel, along with Martijn Wilder AM, head of Baker & McKenzie’s Global Environmental Markets and Climate Change practice and ClimateWorks CEO, Ms Anna Skarbek.  Read more

  • 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

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