Rosemary Lyster

Professor of Climate and Environmental Law
, University of Sydney Law School
Profile / Bio: 

Rosemary Lyster is the Professor of Climate and Environmental Law at the University of Sydney Law School and a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law. Rosemary’s special area of research expertise is Climate Justice and Disaster Law. She has published two books in this area: Rosemary Lyster and Robert M. Verchick (eds.) Climate Disaster Law (Edward Elgar: 2018) and Rosemary Lyster Climate Justice and Disaster Law (Cambridge University Press: 2015). In the areas of Energy and Climate Law, Rosemary has published three other books with Cambridge University Press. In 2018, Rosemary was recognized by the Australian Financial Review as one of Australia’s ‘100 Women of Influence’. In 2015, Rosemary 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 which were included in the new Climate Change Act 2017. In 2013, Rosemary was appointed Herbert Smith Freehills Visiting Professor at Cambridge Law School and was a Visiting Scholar at Trinity College, Cambridge in 2009 and in 2014.


Title Date Learning Materials Topic
Climate Justice and Disasters - A Focus on the Pacific 07 October 2019 Slides Capacity Development, Climate Change, Environment, Knowledge Management, Regional Cooperation and Integration