Climate of Change in the Courtrooms

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

Greenwashing: A new climate change risk for lawyers

Extreme weather is creating new challenges for Australian businesses. Will the legal profession need to prioritise climate-conscious lawyering?

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…

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

How the pandemic might inform our response to climate change.

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

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

This is how to sue your government over climate change, say experts

The International Bar Association (IBA) has published an extraordinary directive for courts to step in where governments may be failing to protect citizens from climate…

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.

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.

World-first legal battle hopes to save a culture

A group of Torres Strait Islanders is filing a human rights complaint against the Australian Government. They say a lack of action on climate change…

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.