The Australian Earth Laws Alliance has established a number of expert groups to provide advice and support for AELA’s work to promote Earth-centred law and governance. AELA is privileged to have experts from a number of fields supporting our work. Current members of our advisory groups are set out below:
First Nations Peoples Advisory Group
Science Advisory Group
||Professor Ian Lowe is an emeritus professor in the School of Science at Griffith University, an adjunct professor at two Australian universities and was the president of the Australian Conservation Foundation from 2004-2014. His principal research interests are in policy decisions influencing the use of energy, science and technology; energy use in industrialised countries; large-scale environmental issues and sustainable development. He was made an Officer of the Order of Australia in 2001 for services to science and technology and for contributing to public understanding of environmental issues. Professor Lowe was awarded a Centenary Medal in 2002 for contributions to environmental science and won the Eureka Prize for the promotion of science. for further information about Ian, please visit his Griffith University profile page.|
||Professor Will Steffen is a climate change expert, a researcher at the Australian National University and a Councillor on Australia’s foremost Climate Change research organisation, the Climate Council.
His research interests span a broad range within the fields of climate change and Earth System science, with an emphasis on sustainability, climate change and the Earth System. He is the author of numerous publications on climate science and co-author of the ground breaking work which created the concept of Planetary Boundaries. For further information about Will, please visit his Climate Council profile page.
|Professor Brendan Mackey is the Director of the Griffith Climate Change Response Program and has published over 150 academic publications including journal articles, books and book chapters. Brendan is a member of the International Council for the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). He also serves on various governmental advisory bodies including the science advisory group to the Great Eastern Ranges Initiative.
For further information about Brendan, please visit his Griffith University profile page
Law and Regulation Advisory Group
|Professor Rob Fowler is an Adjunct Professor in the Law School at the University of South Australia. He has been involved for over 40 years in the field of environmental law, beginning at the Law School at the University of Adelaide in 1975. Since the end of 2014 Rob has been the Convener of the Australian Panel of Experts in Environmental Law (APEEL), a voluntary collaboration of sixteen internationally-recognized environmental law experts that is being supported by the Places You Love Alliance. The purpose of the Panel is to design the framework for the next generation of Federal environmental laws in Australia. He continues to research and write on various aspects of environmental law and is currently writing a book on Australian Federal Environmental Law. For further information about Rob, please visit his profile page.|