What you need to know about directors’ duties and ESG

ESG presents complex and multifaceted issues for energy and resources companies, including heightened scrutiny on boards. In this article, we break down the key things you need to consider from an ESG perspective when discharging directors' duties. Read more

A miner’s guide to novel claims

Litigation is increasingly being used to pursue climate outcomes. In this article, we shed light on trends we're seeing unfold in the novel claims space, and what you need to consider in mitigating risks for your business. Read more

COP26: What can we expect for the mining sector?

The UN Climate Change Conference is expected to accelerate ambitious net zero commitments and emissions reduction targets. This article sets out the key issues mining companies should consider in the lead up to the conference. Read more

A delicate symbiosis – Green cities and the mining sector

Our cities of the future need to be cleaner, greener and technologically superior. This will rely heavily on mined natural resources, and has already set in motion a transformation of the sector as we know it. This article is part of our Future Cities Series, where our experts explore the pressures facing our cities in the post-Covid era and map out the key issues and industry themes in re-thinking urban life. Read more

A climate change duty of care: Sharma v Minister for the Environment

The recent decision of Justice Bromberg in Sharma v Minister for the Environment [2021] FCA 560 found that a novel duty of care is owed by the Minister for the Environment to Australian children who might suffer potential “catastrophic harm” from the climate change implications of approving the extension to the Vickery coal mine in New South Wales. Read more