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Climate change litigation and intergenerational equity: the relevance of “indirect” emissions for project approvals

Climate change litigation and intergenerational equity: the relevance of “indirect” emissions for project approvals

The recent decision of the New South Wales Court of Appeal KEPCO Bylong Australia Pty Ltd v Bylong Valley Protection Alliance Inc provides a timely reminder of...

27 September 2021

Price v Spoor: The High Court considers contracting out of statutory limitation periods

The High Court’s recent decision in Price v Spoor [2021] HCA 20 has confirmed that parties can effectively contract out of limitation periods imposed by statute. The decision...

08 September 2021

Common law duty of care not inconsistent with public authority’s statutory functions: Western Power partly liable for Parkerville bushfire

Western Australia’s Court of Appeal has found the Electricity Networks Corporation liable in negligence in relation to damage caused by the Parkerville bushfire in January 2014.

06 July 2021

China's Carbon Goals

China is poised to rollout a new national emissions trading scheme market demonstrating that China is committed to mitigating climate change.

03 June 2021

First Japan Investment Treaty Claim Renewable Energy Disputes In Asia

This article is written by Edwina Kwan, Amanda Lees, Patric McGonigal and Nick HortonThe global energy transition to counteract the impacts of climate change has seen an enormous...

05 May 2021

How New Zealand's climate impact disclosure Bill could impact Australian businesses

In a world first, New Zealand has introduced a Bill requiring companies in the financial sector to disclose the impact of climate change on their businesses.

20 April 2021

China’s 14th Five-Year Plan: a blueprint for growth in complex times

China’s annual National People’s Congress parliamentary session will take place in March to approve the country’s social and economic development plans for the period 2021-25.

09 February 2021
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Briefing note for state of emergency in Myanmar

On February 1, Myanmar’s military-owned Myawaddy TV announced that a state of emergency would be imposed in accordance with Articles 417 and 418 of the 2008 Constitution of...

05 February 2021

Opportunities in hydrogen

The global hydrogen market is primed to grow significantly over the coming decade, as part of the transition to net-zero emissions.

22 December 2020

Pre-COVID FIRB Thresholds to be Reinstated on 1 January 2021

Late on 9 December 2020, the Treasurer announced that the current $0 monetary screening thresholds for FIRB applications will be lifted on 1 January 2021, resulting for the...

11 December 2020

Climate change litigation and COVID-19: a fresh understanding of climate risk

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted almost every aspect of society, including the business risks associated with climate change.

08 December 2020

Climate change litigation in Australia: Legislative and legal pressure build.

Recent political, legal and legislative developments mean that pressure on Australian companies to address climate risk has never been higher.

09 November 2020

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