The Centre for Resources, Energy and Environmental Law (CREEL) aims to promote research, teaching and publication in the areas of climate change, sustainable development, urban planning and Indigenous rights.
CREEL is characterised by an interdisciplinary approach to its research and activities, as evident in its strong linkages with a range of Melbourne University energy and environmental law centres, and in its collaborative national and international scholarship networks. CREEL has consolidated links with Interdisciplinary centres in the University, particularly MSSI, the Melbourne Energy Institute and the forest science group. It is building relationships with the Melbourne School of Government and the EU Centre on Shared Complex Challenges.
CREEL has continued to expand its research activities and to strengthen linkages with prominent centres with cognate research areas such as the Oxford Law Faculty and Socio-Legal Centre, Stanford University. It has developed links with the United Nations University, re-established links with NYU Law School, and developed new areas of research linkages with, for example, The University of Arizona. The Centre also engages with institutions involved in the cutting edge research, such as the Space Resources Centre administered by Leiden University.
Nationally, CREEL has had significant impact in law reform, effectively translated its research into professional, government and community contexts and developed partnerships with interdisciplinary researchers.
The Centre for Resources, Energy and Environmental Law seeks to promote research, teaching, publication and community engagement on the legal, regulatory and policy frameworks that engage with:
- the production and distribution of energy, including consideration of climate change regulation,
- the sustainable development of natural resources,
- the protection of the environment and the promotion of ecologically sustainable development,
- the planning for, and provision of, infrastructure in urban areas, energy and resource development, and
- the recognition and protection of Indigenous rights and interests in land and resources.
For more information, please visit the CREEL website: www.law.unimelb.edu.au/centres/creel