Sharm El- Sheikh COP 27 – day 2

Tuesday 8 November 2022 At Day 2 of COP 27 we heard further opening statements from heads of State and Government and round-table discussions took place. Some highlights from speakers include: Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda spoke on the global north’s attitude towards Africa: “The most valuable contribution that developed countries can make is to … Read more

Sharm El- Sheikh COP 27 – day 1

Monday 7 November 2022 Monday was the first official working day of the Conference of the Parties (COP) 27 in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt following the opening ceremony on Sunday. COP 27 marks the 30th anniversary of the adoption of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), which is an international environmental agreement to … Read more

The Third Wheel Podcast Series: ESG in Australia Episode 19

By Melanie Debenham Episode 19 – Recycle, Recovery and Reduce with Neometals Melanie Debenham is joined by Anél Joubert, ESG Manager and Jeremy McManus, GM Commercial and Investor Relations from Neometals, an emerging and sustainable producer of battery minerals. Anél and Jeremy discuss the prominence of ESG in their own roles and across Neometals’ markets … Read more

Federal Minister for the Environment does not owe duty of care

The Full Federal Court handed down its much-anticipated judgment in Sharma today. A summary of the judgment of the Full Federal Court allowing the appeal is set out below, with the full judgment available here. The Minister for the environment does not owe a novel duty of care at common law when exercising her power under ss 130 and 133 of … Read more