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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/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesOnline group exercises, seminar presentation, research essay

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites LMJD - Juris DoctorLMGBL - 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

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Learning resources

Various readings that will be made available on the LMS

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended






Chapter/article titleN/A



Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

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.
02. Knowledge of the most important (relevant institutions in selected countries playing a key role in global low-carbon development.
03. Critically evaluate the concepts and modes of operation of financing approaches relevant to small and large-scale low-carbon projects.
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.

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