Dr Elena Aydos

Dr Elena Aydos

Lecturer

Newcastle Law School

Exploring a climate of political hostility

Dr Elena Aydos believes that before Australia can successfully implement an effective carbon pricing mechanism, we need to understand the politics that are impacting it.

When Elena came to Australia to research carbon pricing for her PhD at the University of Sydney, a successful Carbon Pricing Mechanism Bill had just passed parliament. “It was really exciting, we had implemented a carbon pricing mechanism that was a world model,” Elena says. “It wasn’t perfect, it had flaws, but there were many elements in it that were superior compared to the European Union’s emissions trading system.”

Cut to 2017 and the Australia’s climate policy conversation has turned into toxic politics.  “Toward the end of my PhD we had an election and a change in government and a promising scheme was completely dismantled.”

An early interest in justice

Growing up in Brazil, Elena’s interest in political science and justice started early. “I had a couple of role models growing up,” Elena says. “My father is a lawyer and an academic in political science so we were always able to have conversations about the interdisciplinary links between policy, justice and the law. And my godmother is a public defender in Brazil, so I was able to see how her work would help people and society.”

However, an early career as a tax lawyer saw Elena yearning for a more analytic perspective on her vocation. “I was always wanting to explore issues from a more neutral perspective – to analyse the relationship between the Government and business – rather than taking one position.”

This led Elena to question the social role of companies, and consider what they were doing to help the community – and subsequently saw Elena returning to study with a Masters of Philosophy. “By then I was very focused on an academic career and I started to research carbon taxes and carbon markets and that’s how I ended up in Australia.”

On July 2014 the Australian government passed repeal legislation through the senate to abolish the ‘carbon tax’. “This is when I realised that in Australia you can’t disassociate carbon pricing from politics,” says Elena. “I’m now working with a Political Economist from Kyoto University where we’re interviewing stakeholders in industry, politics and specialists in the area to understand what political conditions would allows us to move on from this very poisonous debate in Australia.”

“It is very clear that the problem is no longer ‘what is the best system and what are the features of a good system?’ – the problem in Australia is politics.” Elena explains. “The government departments know well enough how to implement carbon pricing in Australia; they have the expertise and have developed many different ways of doing it. But it’s now time to stop the lobbying and the political game playing and focus on investing in a cleaner energy economy in Australia.”

The debate is now starting to shift, with industries calling for investment certainty. Condensing her years of research, Elena has written a book, Paying the Carbon Price, which takes an international approach to implementing emissions trading schemes without politicisation. “Once a country is ready to implement a carbon price this book will help policy makers to think about it from a legal perspective.”

Elena believes it’s highly likely that decisions on climate policy will be forced due to environmental catastrophes. “In Australia we’ve already experienced severe droughts, and if that’s in your backyard it can motivate change.”

For many years, increasing electricity prices were seen as an argument against having an effective climate change policy in place, but since the dismantling of the Carbon Pricing Mechanism electricity prices have been on an upward trajectory. “What we have in 2017 (Direct Action) is not an effective climate change policy, and electricity prices are skyrocketing,” Elena states. “Electricity pricing is not an issue of climate change policy, the issue is that we do not have investment in the energy sector because there is uncertainty around Government policy.”

State issues

As a result of climate inaction in the federal sphere, states around Australia are taking the lead in the space. “When the blackouts in South Australia happened the federal government was very quick to blame it on renewables, but the response from the South Australian government and investors has been very positive. We’re seeing great investment from Elon Musk in battery storage and South Australia is taking a lead in the renewable energy space.”

Exploring a bottom-up approach to carbon pricing is next on Elena’s research agenda.

Research translation into teaching

As a research academic Elena seeks to translate her research into the teaching space. As such, her students have the opportunity to participate in an International program where they visit Brazil to explore that nation’s environmental policies and legal challenges. “We’ll be studying the catastrophe of Mariana and the related court cases. We’ll also be looking at Climate Change Policy and comparing Australia and Brazil which will be interesting as Brazil has a serious problem with deforestation in the Amazon region.”

Also in the teaching space, Elena is constantly innovating to equip her students for future careers. “My students have been creating assessment videos with the idea of developing a new set of skills such as being able to effectively communicate legal issues to a lay audience. It’s a real challenge being able to explain a case to the community or to a business, and this helps them develop those skills.”

Elena is excited about the future of the Faculty of Business and Law at UON with its move into the city centre. “I came to UON at a time when the faculty was preparing to move into NeW Space and where the Law School was beginning to shape a new identity; acknowledging tradition but also wanting to innovate. I came at a very good time as there’s immense support and appreciation of projects or approaches that are innovative and cross-disciplinary.”

“There’s a lot of space to be creative and go beyond what’s expected of me.”

Exploring a climate of political hostility

Dr Elena Aydos believes that before Australia can have an effective carbon pricing mechanism, we need to understand the politics that are impacting it

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Career Summary

Biography

I am a Brazilian trained lawyer, early career researcher and passionate teacher. I am also the Program Convener for all the Master Programs at the Newcastle Law School.

Paying the Carbon Price

My research is primarily interdisciplinary, in the areas of climate change law and policy and carbon pricing mechanisms. My forthcoming book (Paying the Carbon Price, Edward Elgar, December 2017) analyses the phenomenon of carbon leakage and the resulting free allocation of permits to heavy polluters under Emissions Trading Schemes. In Paying the Carbon Price I adopt a law-and-economics approach in a comprehensive analysis of three major carbon markets, the European Union Emissions Trading System (EU ETS), the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme (NZ ETS) and the repealed Carbon Pricing Mechanism (CPM) in Australia.

The Political Economy of Carbon Pricing in Australia

My most recent research project is a collaboration with Associate Professor Sven Rudolph, Graduate School of Economics, Kyoto University. This ongoing research project focuses on the political economy of carbon pricing in Australia. The aim of the research is to identify the political chances and obstacles of establishing a national carbon market in Australia after the Paris Agreement, through a qualitative case study design with data triangulation (literature survey, policy document analysis, semi-structured expert and political stakeholder interviews).

Teaching Expertise

Due to my genuine passion for Law, research and teaching, my pursuit of an academic career was a natural choice. At the Newcastle Law School, I teach a number of elective courses, including Environmental Law, Law and Economics of Climate Change, Administrative Law and Competition Law and Policy. These legal disciplines are inherently interdisciplinary and support the learning of law in connection with other areas, such as economics, public policy and social sciences. My lectures are engaging and innovative, focusing on 'law and economics' and different aspects of policy development and implementation. I also previously taught Taxation Law both in Australia and Brazil and supervised a number of Honours dissertations in Brazil in the area of Taxation Law.


Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Sydney
  • Master of Finance Law (Economics & Taxation Law), Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul - Brazil
  • Master of Public Law, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul - Brazil
  • Master of Philosophy, Federal University of Santa Catarina - Brazil

Keywords

  • Climate Change Law
  • Emissions Trading Schemes
  • Environmental Law
  • Taxation Law

Languages

  • English (Fluent)
  • Portuguese (Mother)

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
180111 Environmental and Natural Resources Law 50
180125 Taxation Law 30
180116 International Law (excl. International Trade Law) 20

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Lecturer University of Newcastle
Newcastle Law School
Australia

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
15/05/2011 - 15/12/2012 Research Assistant The University of Sydney
Sydney Law School
Australia
1/07/2008 - 30/06/2009 Teaching Assistant Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina
Centro de Ciencias Juridicas
Brazil

Professional appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
15/03/2004 - 30/11/2007 Solicitor Perrone, Warth & Advogados Associados
Brazil

Awards

Award

Year Award
2012 Best Written Paper Prize
Sydney Law School
2010 1 Premio Jose Bonifacio de Andrada e Silva (Best Written Paper Prize, Masters Category)
Law for a Green Planet Institute

Teaching

Code Course Role Duration
LAWS6020 Environmental Law
Faculty of Business and Law, The University of Newcastle
Course Coordinator 7/01/2016 - 29/01/2016
LAWS5065 Taxation Law
Faculty of Business and Law, The University of Newcastle
Course Coordinator 24/02/2016 - 1/06/2016
LAWS6016 Taxation Law
Faculty of Business and Law, The University of Newcastle
Course Coordinator 24/02/2016 - 1/06/2016
LAWS5010 Environmental Law
Faculty of Business and Law, The University of Newcastle
Course Coordinator 7/01/2016 - 29/01/2016
LAWS5031 Competition Law and Policy
Faculty of Business and Law, The University of Newcastle
Course Coordinator 1/08/2015 - 17/11/2015
LAWS6035 Competition Law and Policy
Faculty of Business and Law, The University of Newcastle
Course Coordinator 1/08/2015 - 17/11/2015
LAWS5065 Taxation Law
Faculty of Business and Law, The University of Newcastle
Course Coordinator 15/03/2015 - 15/06/2015
LAWS6016 Taxation Law
Faculty of Business and Law, The University of Newcastle
Course Coordinator 15/02/2015 - 15/06/2015
LAWS5010 Environmental Law
Faculty of Business and Law, The University of Newcastle
Course Coordinator 4/01/2017 - 15/02/2017
LAWS6020 Environmental Law
Faculty of Business and Law, The University of Newcastle
Course Coordinator 4/01/2017 - 15/02/2017
LAWS5031 Competition Law and Policy
Faculty of Business and Law, The University of Newcastle
Course Coordinator 20/06/2016 - 29/07/2016
LAWS1003A Torts - Part A
Faculty of Business and Law, University of Newcastle
Tutor 15/02/2016 - 30/05/2016
LAWS6035 Competition Law and Policy
Faculty of Business and Law, The University of Newcastle
Course Coordinator 20/06/2016 - 31/07/2016
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Book (2 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2017 Aydos EDL, Paying the Carbon Price: The Subsidisation of Heavy Polluters under Emissions Trading Schemes, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham (2017)
2017 O Estado Regulador no Cenario Ambiental, Instituto o Direito por um Planeta Verde, São Paulo (2017)

Chapter (9 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2017 Gonçalves APR, Aydos EDL, 'Pagamento Por Serviços Ambientais e Agricultura Sustentável: A Necessidade de uma Normativa que Celebre a Indissolúvel Relação entre Natureza e Cultura', O Estado Regulador no Cenario Ambiental, Instituto o Direito por um Planeta Verde, São Paulo (2017)
2017 Baird D, Aydos EDL, 'Climate Change, Economic Instruments and the Land Sectors: The Australian Experience', O Estado Regulador no Cenario Ambiental, Instituto o Direito por um Planeta Verde, São Paulo (2017)
2017 Edler G, Aydos EDL, 'Princípio 8º da Declaração Mundial sobre o Estado de Direito Ambiental: A imprescindibilidade da participação democrática no processo decisório ambiental para a concretização de um Estado de Direito Ambiental Democrático', Estado de direito ecológico: conceito, conteúdo e novas dimensões para a proteção da natureza, Instituto O Direito por um Planeta Verde, São Paulo (2017)
2016 Aydos EDL, 'Paris: The dilemmas of international climate change negotiations and the role of linked Emissions Trading Schemes in the post-2020 regime', Market Instruments and the Protection of Natural Resources, Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham, UK 204-219 (2016) [B1]
2015 Aydos EDL, 'What went wrong? Lessons from a short-lived carbon price in Australia', Tributacao e Sustentabilidade Ambiental, FGV Editora, Rio de Janeiro 75-98 (2015)
2015 Aydos EDL, 'Tributação ambiental no Brasil: fundamentos e perspectivas', Direito Público: Estudos desenvolvidos no Programa de Pós-Graduação em Direito da UFSC, Insular, Florianópolis 69-80 (2015)
2013 Aydos EDL, 'Levelling the playing field or playing on unlevel fields: the industry assistance framework under the European Union ETS, the New Zealand ETS, and Australia's CPM', Market Based Instruments, Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham 135-156 (2013)
2012 Aydos EDL, 'Australia's carbon pricing mechanism', Carbon Pricing, Growth and the Environment, Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham 261-276 (2012) [B1]
2005 Aydos EDL, 'Hermenêutica e Interpretação: Um Estudo dos Cânones de Carlos Maximiliano', Direito do Estado Novas Tendências, UFRGS, Porto Alegre 33-59 (2005)
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Journal article (3 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2009 Aydos EDL, Moraes K, 'Biotecnologia na Sociedade de Risco: Um Estudo do Caso da Gripe Suína,', Revista Âmbito Jurídico, XII (2009)
2009 Aydos EDL, Zandomeneco H, 'Isenção tributária e alíquota zero no imposto sobre produtos industrializados: Manutenção do crédito tributário na aquisição de insumos desonerados', Revista Âmbito Jurídico, XII (2009)
2008 Kinoshita F, Aydos EDL, 'O sistema multilateral de comércio e o caso das barreiras tarifárias e não-tarifárias', Ambito Juridico, 60 (2008)

Thesis / Dissertation (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2010 Aydos EDL, Tributação Ambiental no Brasil: Fundamentos e Perspectivas, UFSC (2010)
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 15
Total funding $222,491

Click on a grant title below to expand the full details for that specific grant.


20181 grants / $46,200

New Colombo Plan 2018 Mobility Grant$46,200

Funding body: New Colombo Plan Student Mobility Project, Australian Government

Funding body New Colombo Plan Student Mobility Project, Australian Government
Scheme New Colombo Plan 2018 Mobility Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2018
Funding Finish 2018
GNo
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON N

20174 grants / $34,780

Endeavour Mobility Grants: Study Overseas Short - term Mobility Program$21,500

Funding body: Australian Government

Funding body Australian Government
Project Team

Elena Aydos

Scheme Endeavour Mobility Grants
Role Lead
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2018
GNo
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON N

2017 International Visitor from Kyoto University, Japan$8,880

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Elena Aydos, Associate Professor Sven Rudolph
Scheme International Research Visiting Fellowship
Role Lead
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2017
GNo G1600878
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Conference Grant$3,000

Funding body: Faculty of Business and Law, The University of Newcastle

Funding body Faculty of Business and Law, The University of Newcastle
Scheme Conference funding
Role Lead
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2017
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

Incidental Research Support$1,400

Funding body: Faculty of Business and Law, The University of Newcastle

Funding body Faculty of Business and Law, The University of Newcastle
Scheme Incidental Research Support
Role Lead
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2017
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

20163 grants / $9,400

Dean’s Research Excellence Award$5,000

Funding body: Newcastle Law School

Funding body Newcastle Law School
Scheme Dean’s Research Excellence Award
Role Lead
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2017
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

Conference Grant$3,000

Funding body: Faculty of Business and Law, The University of Newcastle

Funding body Faculty of Business and Law, The University of Newcastle
Scheme Conference funding
Role Lead
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2016
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

Incidental Research Support$1,400

Funding body: Faculty of Business and Law, University of Newcastle

Funding body Faculty of Business and Law, University of Newcastle
Scheme Research grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2016
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

20152 grants / $6,400

New Staff Grant$5,000

The project 'Carbon Pricing to Abate Deforestation' seeks to analyse carbon offset schemes that promote emissions abatement in the
land sector in Brazil, Australia and New Zealand.

Funding body: Faculty of Business and Law, The University of Newcastle

Funding body Faculty of Business and Law, The University of Newcastle
Scheme New Staff Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2016
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

Incidental Research Support$1,400

Funding body: Faculty of Business and Law, University of Newcastle

Funding body Faculty of Business and Law, University of Newcastle
Scheme Research grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

20141 grants / $15,000

Fellows in Rio - Program for Doctoral Candidates and Post-Doc Researchers$15,000

Funding body: Fundação Getúlio Vargas

Funding body Fundação Getúlio Vargas
Scheme Fellows in Rio - Program for Doctoral Candidates and Post-Doc Researchers
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2016
GNo
Type Of Funding International - Competitive
Category 3IFA
UON N

20131 grants / $5,000

Cooke, Cooke, Coghlan, Godfrey & Littlejohn Postgraduate Research Law Scholarship$5,000

Funding body: Sydney Law School

Funding body Sydney Law School
Scheme Cooke, Cooke, Coghlan, Godfrey & Littlejohn Postgraduate Research Law Scholarship
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category 1NS
UON N

20121 grants / $6,651

Ross Waite Parsons Scholarship$6,651

Funding body: Sydney Law School

Funding body Sydney Law School
Scheme Ross Waite Parsons Scholarship
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category 1NS
UON N

20112 grants / $99,060

Australian Postgraduate Awards$68,580

Funding body: Commonwealth

Funding body Commonwealth
Scheme Australian Postgraduate Awards
Role Lead
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2014
GNo
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON N

International Postgraduate Research Scholarships$30,480

Funding body: Commonwealth

Funding body Commonwealth
Scheme International Postgraduate Research Scholarships
Role Lead
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2012
GNo
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON N
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed4
Current1

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2018 PhD PAYMENT OF ECOSYSTEM SERVICES AS A TOOL TO REDUCE GREENHOUSE EMISSIONS IN BRAZIL: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF A FEDERAL SCHEME Law, Newcastle Law School, University of Newcastle, Australia Principal Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2015 Honours Climate Change, Economic Rationalism and the Land Sectors: The Australian Experience Law, Faculty of Business and Law Principal Supervisor
2009 Honours O ICMS Seletivo Ambiental e ICMS Ecológico. 2009. Trabalho de Conclusão de Curso Taxation Law, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina Co-Supervisor
2009 Honours Isenção tributária ou alíquota zero no imposto sobre produtos industrializados: similitude para garantir o crédito tributário na aquisição de insumos desonerados. Taxation Law, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina Co-Supervisor
2008 Honours Reforma Tributária: A Criação do Imposto sobre o Valor Agregado (IVA) Taxation Law, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina Co-Supervisor
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Research Projects

Pricing Carbon to Reduce Emissions in the Land Sector: A Case Analysis of Initiatives in Brazil and Australia 2016 -

This project compares carbon offset schemes that promote emissions abatement in the land sector in Brazil with the Carbon Farming Initiative in Australia. The research focuses on a number of regulatory aspects, including the pros and cons of the different institutional frameworks and the implementation and accountability systems in place. It also assesses the simplicity of the schemes and indicators of the medium to long-term stability of the projects.

Publications

Gonçalves APR, Aydos EDL, 'Pagamento Por Serviços Ambientais e Agricultura Sustentável: A Necessidade de uma Normativa que Celebre a Indissolúvel Relação entre Natureza e Cultura', O Estado Regulador no Cenario Ambiental, Instituto o Direito por um Planeta Verde, São Paulo (2017)

Baird D, Aydos EDL, 'Climate Change, Economic Instruments and the Land Sectors: The Australian Experience', O Estado Regulador no Cenario Ambiental, Instituto o Direito por um Planeta Verde, São Paulo (2017)

Collaborators

Name Organisation
Ana Paula Rengel Goncalves Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina

The Political Economy of Carbon Pricing in Australia 2016 -

This research project is a collaboration with Associate Professor Sven Rudolph, Graduate School of Economics, Kyoto University. The aim of the research is to identify the political chances and obstacles of establishing a national carbon market in Australia after the Paris Agreement. Building on sustainability economics concepts, the investigators are analysing the experiences with carbon pricing in Australia. Public Choice theory is applied to predict the political feasibility of an ambitious domestic carbon. Finally, a qualitative case study design with data triangulation (literature survey, policy document analysis, semi-structured expert and political stakeholder interviews) will be applied to study the political feasibility of an Australian carbon market.

Grants

2017 International Visitor from Kyoto University, Japan

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Elena Aydos, Associate Professor Sven Rudolph
Scheme International Research Visiting Fellowship

New Staff Grant

Funding body: Faculty of Business and Law, The University of Newcastle

Funding body Faculty of Business and Law, The University of Newcastle
Description The project 'Carbon Pricing to Abate Deforestation' seeks to analyse carbon offset schemes that promote emissions abatement in the
land sector in Brazil, Australia and New Zealand.
Scheme New Staff Grant

Paying the Carbon Price: The Subsidisation of Heavy Polluters under Emissions Trading Schemes 2011 -

This project commenced during my PhD studies and involves analysing the methodology for allocation of free of cost permits to heavy polluters participating under Emissions Trading Schemes (ETS) in three case studies: the European Union Emissions Trading System, the Australian Carbon Pricing Mechanism (repealed) and New Zealand’s Emissions Trading Scheme. This research evaluates whether the competitiveness of emission-intensive trade-exposed (EITE) sectors has been accurately estimated in Australia and overseas. The research also considers the extent to which the provision of special measures for these industries within the framework of domestic ETSs has impacted on the effectiveness of these schemes.

Grants

Conference Grant

Funding body: Faculty of Business and Law, The University of Newcastle

Funding body Faculty of Business and Law, The University of Newcastle
Scheme Conference funding

International Postgraduate Research Scholarships

Funding body: Commonwealth

Funding body Commonwealth
Scheme International Postgraduate Research Scholarships

Australian Postgraduate Awards

Funding body: Commonwealth

Funding body Commonwealth
Scheme Australian Postgraduate Awards

Incidental Research Support

Funding body: Faculty of Business and Law, University of Newcastle

Funding body Faculty of Business and Law, University of Newcastle
Scheme Research grant

Conference Grant

Funding body: Faculty of Business and Law, The University of Newcastle

Funding body Faculty of Business and Law, The University of Newcastle
Scheme Conference funding

Incidental Research Support

Funding body: Faculty of Business and Law, University of Newcastle

Funding body Faculty of Business and Law, University of Newcastle
Scheme Research grant

Cooke, Cooke, Coghlan, Godfrey & Littlejohn Postgraduate Research Law Scholarship

Funding body: Sydney Law School

Funding body Sydney Law School
Scheme Cooke, Cooke, Coghlan, Godfrey & Littlejohn Postgraduate Research Law Scholarship

Ross Waite Parsons Scholarship

Funding body: Sydney Law School

Funding body Sydney Law School
Scheme Ross Waite Parsons Scholarship

Publications

Aydos EDL, 'Australia's carbon pricing mechanism', Carbon Pricing, Growth and the Environment, Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham 261-276 (2012) [B1]

Aydos EDL, 'Levelling the playing field or playing on unlevel fields: the industry assistance framework under the European Union ETS, the New Zealand ETS, and Australia's CPM', Market Based Instruments, Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham 135-156 (2013)

Aydos EDL, 'What went wrong? Lessons from a short-lived carbon price in Australia', Tributacao e Sustentabilidade Ambiental, FGV Editora, Rio de Janeiro 75-98 (2015)

Aydos EDL, 'Paris: The dilemmas of international climate change negotiations and the role of linked Emissions Trading Schemes in the post-2020 regime', Market Instruments and the Protection of Natural Resources, Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham, UK 204-219 (2016) [B1]

Aydos EDL, Paying the Carbon Price: The Subsidisation of Heavy Polluters under Emissions Trading Schemes, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham (2017)


The Social Cost of Carbon Dioxide in the New South Wales Context 2017 -

This is a new collaboration with A/Prof Christopher Kellett and A/Prof Steve Weller, Electrical Engineering & Computing, and Dr. Timm Faulwasser, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Germany), Institute for Applied Computer Science. The commencement of the project is still pending successful funding.

Project description: The Social Cost of Carbon Dioxide (SC-CO2) is a global valuation of estimated damages caused by anthropogenic carbon dioxide emissions.  The SC-CO2 forms the basis of cost-benefit analyses, emissions trading schemes, and value-at-risk calculations worldwide by governments (e.g., the U.S., U.K.) and international financial organisations (e.g., the International Monetary Fund, Citigroup).  In this project, we will build a model to calculate SC-CO2 values specific to New South Wales.  We will then investigate the impacts of these values under both current and potential future climate change adaptation policies and legislation, providing decision makers with robust tools to tackle a carbon-constrained future.

Collaborators

Name Organisation
Christopher Kellett Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment - The University of Newcastle (Australia)
Steven Weller Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment - The University of Newcastle (Australia)

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News

Newcastle Law School Staff Defends Joint PhD in the Netherlands

May 31, 2016

Newcastle Law School Lecturer, Ms Elena Aydos, will be defending her PhD thesis at the Tilburg University in the Netherlands.

Dr Elena Aydos

Position

Lecturer
Newcastle Law School
Faculty of Business and Law

Contact Details

Email elena.aydos@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4921 7204
Links Research Networks
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Personal webpage

Office

Room X-530
Building NeW Space
Location City Campus

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