Conservation Agreements - Contracts or Not?

Environmental and Planning Law Journal, Vol. 25, No. 2, pp. 136-146, 2008

Sydney Law School Research Paper No. 07/82

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

Elisabeth Peden

The University of Sydney Law School

Date Written: November 1, 2007

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Peden, Elisabeth, Conservation Agreements - Contracts or Not? (November 1, 2007). Environmental and Planning Law Journal, Vol. 25, No. 2, pp. 136-146, 2008; Sydney Law School Research Paper No. 07/82; Beyond Environmental Law Conference: Intersections between Legal Disciplines and the Environment, February 16-17, 2007. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1034721

Elisabeth Peden (Contact Author)

The University of Sydney Law School ( email )

New Law Building, F10
The University of Sydney
Sydney, NSW 2006
Australia

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