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Regulating greenhouse gas emissions from coal mining activities in the context of climate change

Christensen, Sharon, Durrant, Nicola, O'Connor, Pamela, & Phillips, Angela (2011) Regulating greenhouse gas emissions from coal mining activities in the context of climate change. Environmental and Planning Law Journal, 28(6), pp. 1-54.

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Abstract

Current approaches to the regulation of coal mining activities in Australia have facilitated the extraction of substantial amounts of coal and coal seam gas. The regulation of coal mining activities must now achieve the reduction or mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions in order to address the challenge of climate change and achieve ecologically sustainable development. Several legislative mechanisms currently exist which appear to offer the means to bring about the reduction or mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions from coal mining activities, yet Australia’s emissions from coal mining continue to rise. This article critiques these existing legislative mechanisms and presents recommendations for reform.

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ID Code: 46661
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: greenhouse gas emissions, climate change, mining, coal seam gas
ISSN: 0813-300X
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > Environmental and Natural Resources Law (180111)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Research Centres > Law and Justice Research Centre
Current > Schools > School of Law
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Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 Lawbook Co. (Thomson Reuters)
Deposited On: 28 Oct 2011 12:44
Last Modified: 18 Jun 2014 20:12

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