This article details the pressure that has been building on Australian companies to address climate change. Specifically, it describes how the pressure has, in fact, never been higher on those companies because of recent political, legal and legislative developments.
There have been several landmark climate change cases that have been issued across Australia in recent months; notably, McVeigh v. REST highlighted the latest development in Australian climate change litigation. Usually, such litigation has been focused on companies, but the McVeigh case demonstrated how litigants can seek action against officers on the basis of specific obligations.
Authors: Daisy Mallett, Partner, and Will Heath, Partner, King & Wood Mallesons