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.
|Qualification||Doctor of Philosophy|
|Award date||17 Jun 2018|
|Publication status||Unpublished - 2018|