I am a partner with aviation and aerospace law firm HodgkinsonJohnston. I am also an associate professor in the Law School at the University of Western Australia, and executive director of EcoCarbon (a UNFCCC-accredited NGO) Displacement.
My areas of research are aviation law and climate change.
In terms of aviation, I was formerly Director of Legal Services at IATA (the organisation of the world's airlines) in Montreal, and edited the book 'Essential Documents on International Air Carrier Liability.'
In terms of climate change, I led an international project team which drafted the Peninsula Principles on Climate Displacement. I am also the coauthor of the leading text on climate change law in Australia, 'Global Climate Change: Australian Law and Policy' (LexisNexis), and was the general editor of the looseleaf service, also published by LexisNexis, 'Climate Change Law and Policy in Australia.'
Tomorrow, delegates from more than 190 nations will begin an 11-day meeting in Montreal to determine the final form of a scheme to reduce greenhouse emissions from the aviation industry. The meeting the latest in a...
After years of delay, the international aviation industry is inching its way towards bringing its greenhouse emissions under some form of regulation. Last month the United Nations International Civil Aviation Organisation...