The Climate Law and Policy Group

ACCEL is now home to the University of Sydney Law Faculty’s new Climate Law and Policy Group (CLPG) which was established in March 2008 largely through the efforts of ACCEL Director Rosemary Lyster.

The group was launched by John Connor, CEO, Climate Institute, and ACCEL convened CLPG’s inaugural conference on Intersections between Global Climate Change Law and Policy in March 2008.

The conference challenged the assumption that climate change is the concern solely of environmental lawyers and illustrated the impact of climate change law and policy across a broad range of sectors.

The CLPG encompasses intersections between Climate Change and Administrative Law, Contract Law, Company Law, Criminal Law, Environmental Law, Indigenous law, International Law, Migration Law, Property Law, Public Health Law, Taxation Law, Tort Taw and Trade Law.

  • In The Wilds of Climate Law is a new publication edited by Rosemary Lyster and comprises chapters written by members of the Faculty's Climate Law and Policy Group.
  • CPLG Members, Professor Gillian Triggs and Professor Rosemary Lyster commented upon The Copenhagen Accord in a Special Report published in the Law Society of NSW Journal (April 2010): Copenhagen leaves room to move on Climate Change
  • In the Sydney Law School Journal JuristDiction, the CLPG members were aptly described as “Climate Visionaries: Forging legal solutions to climate change”.