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Story | 13 Jul, 2019
Why do Australia’s environmental laws fail to save our species from extinction?
By Afshin Akhtar-Khavari et al. - Transformative change is needed in Australia to deal with its extinction record, which is being further exacerbated by large resource extraction approvals and increased urbanization. Legal opportunities are procedurally and jurisdictionally complex and…
Story | 16 Jul, 2018
First person sentenced to prison for illegally dumping waste by the Land and Environment Court of NSW, Australia
On 31 May 2018, Dib Hanna, repeat waste offender, was sentenced to three years imprisonment, with a two year and three month non-parole period, by Justice Brian Preston, Chief Judge of the Land and Environment Court of New South Wales, Australia.
Story | 03 Apr, 2018
E-learning course on integrated land use planning launched in Tanzania
Under the leadership of the Environmental Law Centre, IUCN and UNITAR have jointly developed a new e-learning course on ‘Integrated planning for climate change and biodiversity’. The course was launched on 20 March 2018, in Mbeya, Tanzania, by Dr Anna Sabrina Wollmann of the UN Institute for…
Story | 13 Oct, 2017
Australian Environmental Lawyers call for Sea Country Reforms
CEESP News - by Hanna Jaireth, member of IUCN CEESP, WCEL, WCPA
One of the technical papers in a broad blueprint for the next generation of environmental laws in Australia calls for a more strategic national approach to marine and coastal governance, including nationally consistent laws…