Alastair Isles

Alistair Isles1994-95 Robert Gordon Menzies Scholarship to Harvard University

1993: BA/LLB (Hons) - University of Melbourne
1995: LL.M - Harvard University
2000: S.J.D. Degree in environmental law and policy - Harvard University

Other awards and achievements
2004-05 Research and writing award from the John T and Catherine D MacArthur Foundation.

Current position/s
University of California at Berkely: Broad range of environmental policy issues. Current focus is on green chemistry policies and politics, product regulation, sustainable industry (seafood, food, and electronics), learning tools and information technology for environmental protection, and environmental health developments affecting chemicals. Expertise in law and science, climate change policies and energy.

Barrister and solicitor to the Supreme Court of Victoria and the Federal Courts of Australia.


Career history/highlights
Kennedy School of Government as a consultant to the US Environmental Protection Agency, analyzing climate change policies in large developing countries like China and Brazil, plus Russia.

Researcher and visiting scholar at the Energy and Resources Group at the University of California at Berkeley.

Consultant with The Natural Step in Australia.

Publications (published and forthcoming)
Articles on:
Electronic wastes in Asia (Global Environmental Politics)
Sustainable seafood consumer campaigns (Science and Public Policy)
The use of food miles as learning tools in sustainable agriculture (Environmental Values)
Consumption politics (Review of International Political Economy)
Seafood production issues (Journal of Cleaner Production)
Green chemistry and marketing (in review)
Food retailers and accountability (Business Strategy and the Environment)

Articles in:
Australian Journal of Environmental and Planning Law
The Harvard International Law Journal
The Harvard Human Rights Journal
The Harvard Health and Human Rights Journal
The Leiden Journal of International Law

Currently completing a book with Dr Donna Green of the University of NSW on Australia's energy future as seen through the lens of environmental justice.

June 2005