law5cli emissions trading law



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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject focuses on the interaction of law/regulation and institutions relevant to low-carbon development. It covers market-based regulatory approaches such as emissions trading and renewable portfolio standards, widely applied fiscal incentives and taxes, and direct regulation. An introduction is provided to the primary large and small-scale financing techniques relevant to renewable energy, energy efficiency and other low-carbon projects. Comparative case studies are drawn from countries including Australia, China, US and from within the EU. An integrated,contextual analysis of legally related factors driving global low-carbon development is provided, focusing on minimising costs to businesses and consumers and maximising commercial/scale-up opportunities.

SchoolLa Trobe Law School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSteven Geroe

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites LMJD - Juris Doctor LMGBL - Master of Laws in Global Business Law LML - Master of Laws LMLAW - Master of Laws; OR have permission of the Law School Director of Postgraduate (Coursework) Programs LMLE - Master of Law & Entrepreneurship


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsVarious readings that will be made available on the LMSRecommendedVariousNA

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Develop an advanced and integrated understanding of the concepts and modes of operation of regulatory measures relevant to low-carbon development.

Online Group Exercises, Research Essay

02. Knowledge of the most important (relevant) institutions in selected countries playing a key role in global low-carbon development.

Online Group Exercises, Seminar Presentation

03. Critically evaluate the concepts and modes of operation of financing approaches relevant to small and large-scale low-carbon projects.

Online Group Exercises, Seminar Presentation

04. Research, analyse critically, reflect on and synthesise concepts and materials to complete a detailed case study of the interaction of regulatory, and/or institutional and/or financial factors driving and constraining low-carbon development, in selected countries and/or globally.

Research Essay

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