Climate Change Law and Emissions Trading : Law School : The University of Western Australia

Law School

Climate Change Law and Emissions Trading

This short course will examine in detail the Commonwealth's clean energy legislation and emissions trading, together with the climate change international law and policy framework in which it operates.

The workshop will benefit lawyers, business people, academics, those working at all levels of government, policymakers and those from non-government organisations.

Running over three days (with four sessions per day) topics covered:

  • the institutional framework and objectives of climate change law and emissions trading
  • the UNFCCC and the Kyoto Protocol, and an outline of likely legal agreements from COP21 in Paris in November 2015
  • the Commonwealth's repealed clean energy legislation and existing climate change legislation at the Commonwealth and State levels
  • carbon markets; and
  • agriculture and forestry

There will be lectures, presentations, workshops, group discussions and a virtual emissions trading exercise. Guest speakers are from government, industry and law.

Details and Registration

18 - 20 July 2018
Venue: The University of Western Australia

2.94, Law Postgraduate Teaching Room
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cost: $2,530.00 x 3 day short course
Registration: Here

Workshop presenter and short course coordinator

Assist Prof David HodgkinsonDavid Hodgkinson, Associate Professor

David holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with First Class Honours, a Bachelor of Laws degree and a Master of Philosophy degree (with a thesis on treaty interpretation). He has taught constitutional law at universities including the Australian National University, and has taught international law and international relations at other Australian universities.

David is a regular contributor to international aviation publications and has been published in journals including Air & Space Law, the Virginia Journal of International Law, the Loyola of Los Angeles International and Comparative Law Journal and Asia Law. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the World Review of Intermodal Transportation Research and is a contributor to Air & Space Law on aviation developments in Australia and New Zealand. Further information: The Hodgkinson Group

Continuing Professional Points (CPD)

  • Full attendance entitles a legal practitioner to claim six points in Competency Area 4 - Substantive Law



Before registration closing date - an administrative charge of 20% of registration will be deducted
After registration closing date and up to one day before the event - a cancellation fee of 50% will apply
No refund is available for non-attendance