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Alice Bleby is a Lecturer in the Department of Business Law and Taxation at Monash Business School. She researches and teaches in environmental, sustainability and climate law, with particular interests in rights and personhood for nature; environmental law in the Anthropocene; and climate change legislation. Alice uses theoretical, doctrinal and empirical research methods to examine emerging legal responses to rapidly evolving environmental problems, analysing both law on paper and law in practice to identify ways to strengthen legal protection for nature in a context of unprecedented environmental crisis.

Alice is currently completing her PhD, investigating laws recognising nature as a legal subject in the context of the Anthropocene. She has also collaborated with colleagues on projects exploring the implementation of climate change framework laws, in particular the Climate Change Act 2017 (Vic).

Alice enjoys teaching, and particularly loves to teach environmental law. Alice is the Unit Coordinator for BTX3100 Sustainability Regulation for Business.

Prior to commencing at Monash, Alice worked as a research assistant, independent consultant, manager and policy officer in the Victorian Government, and senior policy advisor to a Victorian MP, providing research, policy advice and strategic leadership on environment and climate change issues.

Research interests

  • Environmental law
  • Rights of nature; nature's legal personhood
  • the Anthropocene
  • Earth System Law
  • Law and planetary boundaries
  • Climate change law including climate change framework legislation and climate change mainstreaming
  • Climate change adaptation
  • Interface between science and environmental law
  • International environmental law

Monash teaching commitment

BTX3100 Sustainability Regulation for Business

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

Education/Academic qualification

Law, Master of International and European Environmental Law, Aix-Marseille Université (Aix-Marseille University)

Law, Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice, Australian National University (ANU)

Arts/Law, Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws (Hons), University of Melbourne

Language, Diploma of Modern Languages (French), University of Melbourne

Research area keywords

  • rights of nature
  • climate change law
  • international environmental law

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