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Monday, 3 March 2014
NELA has criticised aspects of the government’s Emissions Reduction Fund in its submission to the ERF Green paper on 21 February. NELA said the proposal to develop the ‘crediting’ baselines before the ‘compliance’ baselines have been determined, or even before the entities who will be covered by these compliance baselines have been finalized is very dangerous. Please click here for a copy of the submission. Click here for media statement.
Thursday, 6 February 2014
NELA members by now will be aware of the federal government’s decision to cut funding to Environment Defenders Offices, a move that may result in most offices closing by the end of this year.
Environment Minister Greg Hunt appeared to be all ears when he met with a delegation from NELA on 15 January to discuss NELA priorities. During the meeting NELA proposed a National Biodiversity Offset Standard in the context of environment approval bilateral agreements with the states and territories.
Monday, 3 February 2014
NELA expresses concern about the explanation of the legislative context and lack of detail on environmental governance issues in the draft Great Barrier Reef Coastal Zone Strategic Assessment 2013 Report and Program.
Conference presentation and audio of the plenaries are available
NELA provides professional development events for the environmental law community.
2013 Essay competition winner: Ms Madeleine Figg, University of Tasmania Law School