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LAWS17-219: International Emissions Trading Law

Description

International Emissions Trading Law is an elective subject in postgraduate programs offered by the Faculty of Law in which undergraduate students may be permitted to enrol. This subject focuses on the law and practice in markets for trading of emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG). The subject examines the international framework and policy for climate change mitigation, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the Kyoto Protocol, the Paris Agreement, and international emissions trading. The subject studies the policy, legal rules and legal issues in domestic frameworks for regulation of GHG emissions. Emissions trading between nations and in Europe, USA, China, New Zealand, Australia and other countries is examined in detail. The subject also covers Australia's Emissions Reduction Fund and explores linkages with complementary measures such as renewable energy, energy efficiency and offset schemes.

Subject details

Type: Undergraduate Subject
Code: LAWS17-219
EFTSL: 0.125
Faculty: Faculty of Law
Semesters offered:
  • January 2023 [Non-Standard Offering]
  • January 2023 [Non-Standard Offering]
Credit: 10
Study areas:
  • Law
Subject fees:
  • Commencing in 2023: $4,050.00
  • Commencing in 2023: $5,400.00

Learning objectives

1. Understand how greenhouse gas emissions reporting and trading schemes are structured and work in practice. 2. Understand the relevant regulatory regimes encouraging a cleaner environment.

Enrolment requirements

Requisites:

Nil

Assumed knowledge:

Assumed knowledge is the minimum level of knowledge of a subject area that students are assumed to have acquired through previous study. It is the responsibility of students to ensure they meet the assumed knowledge expectations of the subject. Students who do not possess this prior knowledge are strongly recommended against enrolling and do so at their own risk. No concessions will be made for students’ lack of prior knowledge.

Restrictions:

Must have completed a minimum 120 Credit Points of LAWS subjects AND have a minimum average of 65% in LAWS subjects. Must be admitted into a Bachelor Law degree OR Bachelor of Laws combined degree OR be an approved Study Abroad OR Exchange Law Student.

This subject is not available as a general elective. To be eligible for enrolment, the subject must be specified in the students’ program structure.

Subject dates

  • Non-Standard Offering
    Enrolment opens: 13/11/2022
    Semester start: 16/01/2023
    Subject start: 16/01/2023
    Cancellation 1: 30/01/2023
    Cancellation 2: 06/02/2023
    Last enrolment: 29/01/2023
    Withdraw - Financial: 11/02/2023
    Withdraw - Academic: 04/03/2023
    Teaching census: 10/02/2023
  • Non-Standard Offering
    Enrolment opens: 13/11/2022
    Semester start: 16/01/2023
    Subject start: 16/01/2023
    Cancellation 1: 30/01/2023
    Cancellation 2: 06/02/2023
    Last enrolment: 29/01/2023
    Withdraw - Financial: 11/02/2023
    Withdraw - Academic: 04/03/2023
    Teaching census: 10/02/2023
Non-Standard Offering
Enrolment opens: 13/11/2022
Semester start: 16/01/2023
Subject start: 16/01/2023
Cancellation 1: 30/01/2023
Cancellation 2: 06/02/2023
Last enrolment: 29/01/2023
Withdraw - Financial: 11/02/2023
Withdraw - Academic: 04/03/2023
Teaching census: 10/02/2023