Journal article

Environmental Decision-Making in the Anthropocene - Challenges for Ecologically Sustainable Development and the Case for Systems Thinking

L Schuijers

Environmental and Planning Law Journal | Thomson Reuters | Published : 2017

Abstract

This article explores the impacts of climate change for environmental impact assessment (EIA) law – the law that regulates decision-making on projects and activities likely to have significant environmental impacts. In serving as the mechanism for arbitrating which potentially harmful projects and activities are approved, and on what conditions, EIA law has the capacity to play a role in regulating climate change. Climate change, in turn, has a capacity to impact upon EIA law. First, as the imperative to take action on climate change increases in urgency, and as more rigorous policy responses emerge, the traditional energy projects landscape which, in Australia, is centred around coal produc..

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