Climate of Change in the Courtrooms

An expert analysis of recent cases in climate change litigation and what we can expect in 2022.

By - 7 min read

Directors’ duties and the risky business of greenwashing

Hutley and Hartford Davis share some of the practical steps directors can take to reduce the likelihood of liability arising from net zero climate change…

By and - 6 min read

Decision making in uncertain times: pandemics, planning and climate change

How the pandemic might inform our response to climate change.

By , and - 6 min read

The Rest climate case settlement: a precedent by any other name?

The climate change settlement raising the bar for Australian corporate risk management.

By , and - 6 min read

Climate Disaster Law: does it hold the key to dealing with bushfires?

With climate change being recognised as an exacerbating factor in the Australian bushfire disaster, ‘Climate Disaster Law’ is now coming to the fore.

By - 8 min read

Risky business: super case heats up climate debate

ILONA MILLAR & SHARONA COUTTS examine how regulators, corporations and individuals are starting to see climate change as a matter of financial risk management.

By and - 9 min read

What you didn’t know about the landmark Rocky Hill judgment

The significance of the landmark Rocky Hill judgment – beyond climate change. By JOHN WATTS, KEN EVELEIGH., MICHAEL MANIKAS AND JEFF KITE.

By , , and - 7 min read

Climate change takes centre stage in Land and Environment Court

Gloucester Resources v Minister for Planning marks the first time an Australian court has refused a development on the basis of its climate change impacts.

By , and - 8 min read

The mainstreaming of climate litigation

A landmark Australian judgment has shone a light on how climate change is now working its way into traditional areas of litigation around the world. 

By and - 10 min read

Protecting the Great Barrier Reef from climate change: ACF v Minister for the Environment

In Australian Conservation Foundation Incorporated v Minister for the Environment [2016] FCA 1042, Griffiths J dismissed an application for judicial review of a decision made…

By - 6 min read