find the latest legal job
Senior Associate - Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Category: Litigation and Dispute Resolution | Location: Melbourne CBD & Inner Suburbs Melbourne VIC
· Come work for a firm ranked in Lawyers Weekly Top 25 Attraction Firms
View details
Associate - Workplace Relations & Safety
Category: Industrial Relations and Employment Law | Location: Brisbane CBD & Inner Suburbs Brisbane QLD
· Employer of choice · Strong team culture
View details
Freelance Lawyers
Category: Banking and Finance Law | Location: All Perth WA
· Freelance opportunities through Vario from Pinsent Masons
View details
Freelance Lawyers
Category: Other | Location: All Adelaide SA
· • Qualified lawyer with a strong academic background
View details
Freelance Lawyers
Category: Other | Location: All Melbourne VIC
· • Qualified lawyer with a strong academic background
View details
Bakers partner to chair climate change review

Bakers partner to chair climate change review

Martijn Wilder

A senior environmental lawyer from Baker & McKenzie has been named chair of the Victorian Government’s committee reviewing climate change legislation.

On Thursday (4 June), Victorian environment minister Lisa Neville announced an independent review of the Climate Change Act 2010 to “propose options to strengthen the Act”.

Martijn Wilder, head of the global environmental markets practice at Bakers, will chair the committee conducting the review.

Mr Wilder is also a director of the Clean Energy Finance Corporation, chair of the NSW Climate Change Council, governing board member of the Renewable Energy Efficiency Partnership, a director and governor of the WWF and director of the Climate Council.

He previously advised governments and financial institutions on “the design and implementation of climate change policy including the UNFCCC and Kyoto frameworks, the design of post-2012 legal frameworks and climate mitigation strategies.”

The other review committee members are Anna Skarbeck, the CEO of ClimateWorks Australia, and Professor Rosemary Lyster from the University of Sydney.

Ms Neville said the Victorian Government was committed to transitioning the economy to reduce emissions.

“Climate change is already happening and it is threatening to irreversibly affect our communities, our environment and our way of life,” she said.

“I’ve appointed a committee of climate change experts to provide timely independent advice and recommendations to government on the Climate Change Act.”

Like this story? Read more:

QLS condemns actions of disgraced lawyer as ‘stain on the profession’

NSW proposes big justice reforms to target risk of reoffending

The legal budget breakdown 2017

Bakers partner to chair climate change review
lawyersweekly logo
Promoted content
Recommended by Spike Native Network
more from lawyers weekly
Scales of Justice
Oct 19 2017
‘Ego status’ compelled ex-lawyer to defraud $2.97m, court told
Debarred lawyer John Gordon Bradfield told an NSW District Court that he was driven by “ego status...
Australian Lawyers Alliance (ALA), Queensland’s new industrial manslaughter legislation,
Oct 19 2017
ALA welcomes ‘tough’ Qld manslaughter laws
The Australian Lawyers Alliance (ALA) has welcomed Queensland’s new industrial manslaughter legisl...
Legal podcasts, tune in, microphone
Oct 19 2017
Legal podcasts you have to tune in to right now
The rise of the internet has hailed in a new dawn for storytelling. Here’s our top pick of podcast...
APPOINTMENTS
Allens managing partner Richard Spurio, image courtesy Allens' website
Jun 21 2017
Promo season at Allens
A group of lawyers at Allens have received promotions across its PNG and Australian offices. ...
May 11 2017
Partner exits for in-house role
A Victorian lawyer has left the partnership of a national firm to start a new gig with state governm...
Esteban Gomez
May 11 2017
National firm recruits ‘major asset’
A national law firm has announced it has appointed a new corporate partner who brings over 15 years'...
opinion
Nicole Rich
May 16 2017
Access to justice for young transgender Australians
Reform is looming for the process that young transgender Australians and their families must current...
Geoff Roberson
May 11 2017
The lighter side of the law: when law and comedy collide
On the face of it, there doesn’t seem to be much that is amusing about the law, writes Geoff Rober...
Help
May 10 2017
Advocate’s immunity – without fear or without favour but not both
On 29 March 2017, the High Court handed down its decision in David Kendirjian v Eugene Lepore & ...