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The impact of ESD on Australia's environmental institutions

Macintosh, Andrew


Ecologically sustainable development (ESD) has been a meta-objective of Australian environmental policy for more than two decades. This article questions the effectiveness of ESD, asking whether it has had a material impact on Australia's environmental institutions. The argument made is that, while ESD has had some success at the margins, its overall impact has been limited. The institutions necessary to ensure policy makers impose and abide by a binding strong sustainability constraint based...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015-02-17
Type: Journal article
Source: Australasian Journal of Environmental Management
DOI: 10.1080/14486563.2014.999724


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