EDO NSW Climate Litigation Forum
Marjan Minnesma Presentation to EDO Climate Litigation Forum
EDO NSW recently hosted a climate litigation forum.
Marjan Minnesma, Director of Urgenda Foundation, spoke about a recent landmark climate change ruling in the Dutch Courts. Watch the video here.
The Hon. Justice Brian Preston, Chief Judge of the NSW Land and Environment Court, provided an overview of climate litigation around the world. Watch the video here.
Law Reform Watch
Proposed changes to Federal environmental laws a step backwards
The Federal government has announced plans to introduce legislation which would repeal a key provision under the Environment Protection & Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999, limiting the ability of the community to enforce Australia’s national environmental laws. Read more in our blog.
Court hearing on Shenhua coal mine approval
We're representing community group, Upper Mooki Landcare Inc, in its legal challenge to the approval of mining company Shenhua’s Watermark open cut coal mine on the Liverpool Plains. The case is that approval did not properly consider the impact of the mine on the local koala population. The case began on Monday, 31 August. Read more.