Conservation Agreements - Contracts or Not?
Environmental and Planning Law Journal, Vol. 25, No. 2, pp. 136-146, 2008
Beyond Environmental Law Conference: Intersections between Legal Disciplines and the Environment, February 16-17, 2007
20 Pages Posted: 30 Nov 2007 Last revised: 1 Jul 2013
Date Written: November 1, 2007
This paper considers a contract lawyer's perspective of environmental regulation in Australia, with its emphasis on environmental agreements. Increasingly legislation is being passed in Australia that requires land owners to enter into agreements with relevant regulatory bodies concerning their behaviour that impacts on the environment. This paper considers whether they are agreements in the sense of contracts and points out some of the interesting features of these legislative agreements.
Keywords: Environmental law, environmental agreements, voluntary agreements, contract law
JEL Classification: K10, K32, K12
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