Environmental law

Alternate Term Label:
Environmental constitutionalism
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Report

New directions for resource management in New Zealand

New Directions for Resource Management in New Zealand is a comprehensive review of New Zealand’s resource management system.
Briefing paper

Cultural vandalism: regulated destruction of Aboriginal cultural heritage in New South Wales

Aboriginal people in New South Wales have been trying to strengthen the law that is supposed to protect their cultural heritage since the late 1970s, but reform remains elusive. This paper outlines some reasons why.
Report

The growth and complexity of environmental regulation

This report is the first to quantitatively estimate both the growth and complexity of Australia’s primary piece of environmental legislation and the departmental rules it enables.
Policy report

Global trends in climate change litigation: 2019 snapshot

This policy report provides an overview of current issues in climate change litigation, focusing on selected cases and developments from May 2018 to May 2019.
Case study

Compendium of Global Environmental Constitutionalism: selected cases and materials

This document is associated with the Global judicial handbook on environmental constitutionalism. It contains leading cases (edited) and constitutional provisions from around the globe, as well as reference materials, and a selected bibliography.
Report

Study: the costs of not implementing EU environmental law

This study reveals that full implementation of EU environmental legislation could save the EU economy around €55 billion every year in health costs and direct costs to the environment.
Report

Environmental rule of law: first global report

The first ever global assessment of environmental rule of law finds weak enforcement to be a global trend that is exacerbating environmental threats, despite prolific growth in environmental laws and agencies worldwide over the last four decades.
Article

How the Trump administration pulled back on regulating toxic chemicals

The Trump administration has halted bans on toxic chemicals that are known to cause serious health threats. These moves, led by an ex-industry group executive now at the EPA, have allowed the continued use of products found to cause cancer, birth defects, and other ailments.
Article

End of the road: Are diesel cars on the way out in Europe?

A small environmental organization has taken on Germany’s powerful auto industry in court and has begun winning limited bans on heavily polluting diesel vehicles. Some analysts say this may be the beginning of the end for diesel automobiles in Germany and the European Union.
Report

Decentralising the protection of Australian threatened species

Environmental law in Australia has not only been expanding but also becoming more centralised. This paper emphasises one aspect of environmental law - the listing and protection of threatened species - and analyses potential reform directions.