Rosemary Lyster

Professor of Climate and Environmental Law

University of Sydney

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Rosemary Lyster is a professor of climate and environmental law in the University of Sydney Law School. In 2015, she was appointed by the Victorian government to a three person Independent Review Committee (IRC) to review the state's Climate Change Act 2010 and make recommendations to place Victoria as a leader on climate change. The government accepted 32 of the IRC's 33 Recommendations. In 2013, Lyster was appointed a Herbert Smith Freehills Visiting Professor at Cambridge Law School and was a Visiting Scholar at Trinity College, Cambridge in 2009 and in 2014. In the area of Environmental Law, Rosemary specializes in Energy and Climate Law, Climate Disaster Law, and Water Law. She has published four books with Cambridge University Press in the area of energy and climate law, the latest of which is Rosemary Lyster, Climate Justice and Disaster Law, (2015). Others include, Rosemary Lyster, Catherine MacKenzie, Constance McDermott (eds.) Law, Tropical Forests and Carbon: The Case of REDD+ (Cambridge University Press 2013), Rosemary Lyster and Adrian Bradbrook, Energy Law and the Environment (Cambridge University Press 2006), and Adrian J. Bradbrook, Rosemary Lyster, Richard L. Ottinger and Wang Xi (eds.) Lyster is also the principal author of Rosemary Lyster, Zada Lipman, Nicola Franklin, Graeme Wiffen, Linda Pearson, Environmental and Planning Law in New South Wales, 4th Edition (Federation Press 2016). She is the energy and water special editor of the Environmental and Planning Law Journal, which is the leading environmental law journal in Australia. Her affiliations include the IUCN – The World Conservation Union Commission on Environmental Law, comprising environmental lawyers from around the world, as well as the commission’s special working groups on energy and climate change, water and wetlands, and forests.