Preventing and addressing environmental harm through restorative justice

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A three-year industry/academic (linkage) research grant valued overall at $1m including industry and ARC funds and in-kind contributions that aims to examine how restorative justice practices can prevent and address environmental harm.

Specifically, the research will:

• Co-design, develop, test (through pilots) and evaluate an Environmental Restorative Practices Continuum – to allow consideration of RJ across the regulatory continuum of approval/permit, complaints, compliance and investigation, and sanctioning and enforcement;

• Develop the national and international knowledge base about how RJ principles and practices can be applied to prevent and address environmental harm – which will be written up for publication progressively throughout the program.

The Australian Research Council (ARC) awarded the Australian National University (ANU) and Victorian Environmental Protection Authority (EPA)

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Environmental restorative justice: A new justice framework for environmental harm

12 June 2021

RegNet’s Associate Professor Miranda Forsyth and fellow convenors Brunilda Pali (Leuven Institute of Criminology) and Gema Varona (Basque Institute of Criminology) hosted more than 40 participant f


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Dr Deb Cleland

Dr Deborah Cleland is an interdisciplinary social scientist, with a background in human ecology and natural resource management. She is currently working on how to effectively integrate...

Felicity Tepper

Along with a background in environmental law and policy (domestic and international) and disaster management, Felicity has both depth and breadth of experience across the judicial, executive and...

Climate, energy & the environment cluster

Climate, energy and the environment

This cluster has four broad regulatory and governance research themes: identifying obstacles and options for effective energy governance; analysing state and private governance mechanisms for mitigating climate change; examining the opportunities and constraints of the green economy in transforming infrastructure and urban development; and exploring creative regulatory solutions to transnational environmental problems.

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