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Framing an independent, integrated and evidence-based evaluation of the state of Australia's biophysical and human environments

Ward, Trevor; Cork, Steven; Dobbs, Kirstin; Harper, Peter; Harris, Peter; Hatton, Tom; Joy, Robert; Kanowski, Peter; Mackay, Richard; McKenzie, Neil; Wienecke, Barbara


A new approach was developed for Australia's 2011 national State of the Environment (SoE) report to integrate the assessment of biophysical and human elements of the environment. A Common Assessment and Reporting Framework (CARF) guided design and implementation, responding to jurisdictional complexity, outstanding natural diversity and ecosystem values, high levels of cultural and heritage diversity, and a paucity of national-scale data. The CARF provided a transparent response to the need for...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Environmental Planning and Management
DOI: 10.1080/09640568.2014.891073


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