A HEALTHY AND RESILIENT ENVIRONMENT THAT BENEFITS EVERYONE

Australia faces unprecedented environmental challenges. Australia’s key environmental indicators continue to decline. Some of the persistent problems include a decline in biodiversity, degradation of productive rural land, intensification of development along coastlines and in sprawling cities, and the emerging impacts of climate change. These problems are in addition to the past damage that needs to be repaired.

Given the need to address systematically, effectively and creatively Australia’s ecological challenges, it is time to consider the need for more effective environmental laws. APEEL has developed a blueprint for the next generation of Australian environmental laws with the aim of ensuring a healthy, functioning and resilient environment for generations to come.  Our series of technical discussion papers focus on the following themes:

1. The foundations of environmental law
2. Environmental governance
3. Terrestrial natural resources management
4. Marine and coastal issues
5. Climate law
6. Energy regulation
7. The private sector, business law and environmental performance
8. Democracy and the environment

 
 

You can access an Overview Paper of our key ideas and the full List of Recommendations reforms.



FEEDBACK SOUGHT > FRIDAY 30 JUNE

The Panel seeks your views, responses to and input on the Technical Papers and to recommendations or ideas contained within them.

Please use our contact form or email feedback by 30 June, 2017 to info@apeel.org.au.