Managing the impacts of sugarcane farming on the Great Barrier Reef: An evaluation of the implementation of the Polluter Pays Principle

Hamman, Evan, Woolaston, Katie, Koroglu, Rana, Johnson, Hope, & Lewis, Bridget (2015) Managing the impacts of sugarcane farming on the Great Barrier Reef: An evaluation of the implementation of the Polluter Pays Principle. Law for Sustainability - Case Studies. IUCN Environmental Law Centre.

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Abstract

This report provides an evaluation of the implementation of the Polluter Pays Principle (PPP) – a principle of international environmental law – in the context of pollution from sugarcane farming affecting Australia’s Great Barrier Reef (GBR). The research was part of an experiment to test methods for evaluating the effectiveness of environmental laws. Overall, we found that whilst the PPP is reflected to a limited extent in Australian law (more so in Queensland law, than at the national level), the behaviour one might expect in terms of implementing the principle was largely inadequate. Evidence of a longer term, explicit commitment to the PPP was particularly weak.

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ID Code: 90024
Item Type: Report
Refereed: No
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Keywords: polluter pays principle, great barrier reef, environmental law, IUCN, sugarcane, excess nitrogen, Queensland, international environmental law, evaluation of environmental law
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > Environmental and Natural Resources Law (180111)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > International Law (excl. International Trade Law) (180116)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Law
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 Authors of the report co-own the copyright.
Copyright Statement: All materials on this are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Deposited On: 05 Nov 2015 22:35
Last Modified: 09 Nov 2015 03:38

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