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Jacqueline Peel

University of Melbourne

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Professor Jacqueline Peel is a leading, internationally-recognised expert in the field of environmental and climate change law. Her scholarship on these topics encompasses international, transnational and national dimensions, as well as interdisciplinary aspects of the law/science relationship in the environmental field and risk regulation. Professor Peel is the author or co-author of several books and numerous articles on these topics. Professor Peel has been an active contributor to public policy formulation on climate change and environmental issues at the national and international level through her work on bodies such as the International Law Association’s Committee on Legal Principles Relating to Climate Change, the International Bar Association’s Working Group on a Model Statute for Climate Change Relief and the Australian Panel of Experts in Environmental Law. From 2019-2021, Professor Peel will serve as a Lead Author in WGIII of the Inter-Governmental Panel on Climate Change for its 6th Assessment Report. In addition to these roles, she has served on the Membership Committee of the American Society of International Law and as co-chair of its International Environmental Law interest group (2014-2017), and is currently Treasurer and an Executive Council member of the Australia New Zealand Society of International Law. She is a member of the Editorial Board for Transnational Environmental Law, the European Journal of Risk Regulation and the Yearbook of International Disaster Law.

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Jacqueline Peel. 2019. “International Law and the Protection of the Global Environment.” In The Global Environment: Institutions, Law and Policy, Fifth Edition, CQ Press (2019).

Hari M. Osofsky, Jacqueline Peel, Brett McDonnell, & Anita Foerster. 2019. “Energy Re-Investment,” Indiana Law Journal (June 2019).

Jacqueline Peel & Jolene Lin. 2019. “Transnational Climate Litigation: The Contribution of the Global South,” American Journal of International Law (June 2019).

Jacqueline Peel & Hari M. Osofsky. 2019. “Litigation as a Climate Regulatory Tool.” In International Judicial Practice on the Environment: Questions of Legitimacy, Cambridge University Press (April 2019).

Jacqueline Peel, Anita Foerster, Brett McDonnell, & Hari M. Osofsky. 2019. “Governing the Energy Transition: The Role of Corporate Law Tools,” Environmental and Planning Law Journal (January 2019).

Jacqueline Peel, Hari M. Osofsky, & Anita Foerster. 2018. “A ‘Next Generation’ of Climate Change Litigation?: An Australian Perspective,” Onati Socio-Legal Series (October 2018).

Lee Godden, Jacqueline Peel, & Jan McDonald. 2018. “Environmental Law,” Oxford University Press (October 2018).

Philippe Sands & Jacqueline Peel. 2018. “Principles of International Environmental Law,” Cambridge University Press (August 2018).

Jacqueline Peel. 2018. “International Environmental Law and Climate Disasters.” In Research Handbook on Climate Disaster Law: Barriers and Opportunities, Edward Elgar (June 2018).

Jacqueline Peel & Hari M. Osofsky. 2018. “A Rights Turn in Climate Change Litigation?Transnational Environmental Law (March 2018).

Jacqueline Peel. 2017. “The Practice of Shared Responsibility in Relation to Climate Change.” In The Practice of Shared Responsibility in International Law, Cambridge University Press (July 2017).

Jacqueline Peel, Hari M. Osofsky, & Anita Foerster. 2017. “Shaping a ‘Next Generation’ of Climate Change Litigation in Australia,” Melbourne University Law Review (January 2017).

Jacqueline Peel. 2016. “Environmental Impact Assessments and Climate Change.” In Climate Change Law,  Edward Elgar (June 2016).

Jacqueline Peel. 2015. “Regulation of the Nexus.” In Climate, Energy, and Water, Cambridge University Press (April 2015).

Jacqueline Peel & Hari M. Osofsky. 2015.Climate Change Litigation: Regulatory Pathways to Cleaner Energy,” Cambridge University Press (March 2015).

Jacqueline Peel. 2014. “International Law and the Protection of the Global Environment.” In The Global Environment: Institutions, Law and Policy, Fourth Edition, CQ Press (2014).

Alexander Zahar, Jacqueline Peel, & Lee Godden. 2013. “Australian Climate Law in Global Context,” Cambridge University Press (2013).

Jacqueline Peel. 2005. “The Precautionary Principle in Practice: Environmental Decision-Making and Scientific Uncertainty,” Federation Press (October 2005).