Oral presentation - Ecologically sustainable development: Success in principle, failure in policy

Date & time
1–2.30pm Friday 24 February 2017

Phillipa Weeks Staff Library

ANU College of Law, 5 Fellows Road, The Australian National University

Peter Burnett


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Nicole Harman
PhD oral presentation
Peter Burnett

Peter Burnett has been researching Australia’s national policies on Ecologically Sustainable Development (ESD). He argues that although ESD has been a successful concept in public discourse and is capable of serving as an effective goal for environmental policy, it has been implemented poorly, resulting in policy that is neither well-directed nor properly measured. In his thesis oral presentation Peter will develop this argument through case studies that illustrate the application of economic, scientific and legal modes of thought to this complex topic.


  • Peter Burnett »

    Peter is a former senior executive in the federal and ACT environment agencies, with experience spanning policy, regulation and program management. In his earlier career he served in legal roles in government and private practice.




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