Climate Change

Climate change is the biggest threat to our environment, and to all people.

Our  governments are abandoning their responsibility to reduce Australia’s emissions to avoid dangerous climate change. Worse, the Abbott government is accelerating climate change by stripping back our emissions and renewable energy laws while  fast tracking coal and CSG.

We are working to

  • Reduce greenhouse emissions by stopping the expansion of fossil fuel extraction and power generation.
  • Encourage accountable corporate behavior in emission reduction by making sure pollution costs
  • Support the expansion of renewable energy in Australia.
  • Explore legal options to fill the vacuum on emission reduction laws in Australia

Fossil Fuel Extraction

To avoid climate catastrophe, Australia urgently needs to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions.

Queensland’s Office of Information Commissioner makes a welcome judgement.

Renewable Energy

A healthy future for our environment depends on a rapid transition to renewable energy.

co-design in action

The Sustainability Law Lab attended the Community Energy Congress at the Melbourne Town Hall on 27-28 February. Over 500 people voiced visions and declared actions for a new, clean energy system.

The Congress itself was filled with a buzz of optimism about our agency to create a better future. Some highlights:

Climate Change Mitigation

Our governments need to take responsibility for reducing our emissions. A key part of this is passing the right climate laws.

Hepburn Wind Farm (pic courtesy Geelong Sustainability)

Renewable energy is booming. Now is the time to create locally owned and resilient energy systems.

Reports and Submissions

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World Heritage and Climate Change


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