The Australian Government has made a commitment to reach ‘net zero’ emissions by 2050, and, together with state and local governments, Australian businesses are setting emissions goals.
Given the extent of the changes this will require for our economy and workforce, how can we assist clients in navigating the complex legal and compliance issues of a low carbon economy while ensuring a just transition?
On Monday 29 November, The Law Society of NSW and NSW Young Lawyers brought together four leading Australian experts to discuss the legal aspects of climate pledges. They focused on the role of legal professionals in achieving ‘net zero’ whilst considering the economic and social costs and opportunities.
Juliana Warner | Read bio
The Law Society of NSW
Simon Bruck | Read bio
Immediate Past President
NSW Young Lawyers
Dr Cameron Kelly | Read Bio
Australian Renewable Energy Agency
Jonathon Hunyor | Read Bio
Chief Executive Officer
Public Interest Advocacy Centre Ltd
Rachel Walmsley | Read Bio
Head of Policy and Law Reform
Environmental Defenders Office
Christine Tran | Read Bio
Herbert Smith Freehills
Climate change litigation briefing paper
The Law Society established an expert climate change and the law working group in early 2021. This briefing paper – which is informed by the working group’s expertise – is designed to shed light on the trends, cases, and future directions of climate change litigation in Australia and abroad.