We will be adding reports to this space over the coming months.
30 Aug 2018 Companies with more gender-balanced boards are less often sued for breaching environmental laws, suggesting that these companies are more mindful of protecting the environment. That is the key finding of my research, published in the Journal of Corporate Finance:https://theconversation.com/female-corporate-leaders-make-firms-less-likely-to-fall-foul-of-environmental-laws-102342
9 May 2019 Improved legislation is one of five main levers for realising change identified in the recent United Nation’s global biodiversity report and the key lesson arising from the Senate’s interim report into Australia’s faunal extinction crisis.Read more: 'Revolutionary change' needed to stop unprecedented global extinction crisis. The Senate’s interim report, based on 420 submissions and five hearings, shows Australia is a world leader in causing species extinctions, in part because Australia’s systems for conserving our natural heritage are grossly inadequate: https://theconversation.com/we-must-rip-up-our-environmental-laws-to-address-the-extinction-crisis-116746 21 Jun 2019 The government’s repeated promises of a “green Brexit” with the introduction of strong environmental protections to replace existing EU laws appear to be in doubt due to “behind the scenes” changes to government powers in the Withdrawal Act, campaigners say. Environmental law firm ClientEarth and the Marine Conservation Society(MCS) are working with lawyers at Leigh Day Solicitors to take the government to court over Brexit laws they claim could weaken protections for wildlife and the seas: https://www.independent.co.uk/environment/brexit-environment-laws-campaign-legal-challenge-marine-conservation-a8967596.html
Biffa, one of the UK’s largest waste firms, has been found guilty on two counts of breaching waste export regulations in a case dating back to 2015: https://www.endsreport.com/article/1588419/biffa-guilty-illegal-waste-exports-china
Philippine jurisprudence on the environment has been on a steady pace of development since the 70s and 80s. It got a global boost when the famous case of Oposa vs Factoran came out in 1993. Since then the Oposa case has been cited and replicated all over the world, more recently in on-going climate litigation cases such as the Juliana case in the US: https://www.iucn.org/news/world-commission-environmental-law/201906/environmental-jurisprudence-philippines-are-climate-litigation-cases-just-around-corner
Now that the network has been launched, members will be working together to establish the Animal Law Programme.
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