Australian climate change mitigation law in the era of the Paris agreement

Michael Bennett

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

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The success of the Paris Agreement in achieving its goal of limiting global warming to 'well below' 2 degrees will depend critically on the ambition and effective implementation of 'nationally-determined contributions' (NDCs) submitted under the Agreement. This thesis develops an evaluative framework for assessing the capacity of national laws to guide the setting of adequate emission reduction targets in NDCs and ensure those targets are met. It applies this evaluative framework to Australia's principal national climate change laws and proposes a number of reforms to better position Australia to make a fair and effective contribution to addressing global climate change.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
  • Gardner, Alex, Supervisor
  • Hodgkinson, David, Supervisor
Thesis sponsors
Award date17 Jun 2018
Publication statusUnpublished - 2018


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