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

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Ward, T and Cork, S and Dobbs, K and Harper, P and Harris, P and Hatton, T and Joy, R and Kanowski, P and Mackay, R and McKenzie, N and Wienecke, B, Framing an independent, integrated and evidence-based evaluation of the state of Australia's biophysical and human environments, Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 58, (4) pp. 738-755. ISSN 0964-0568 (2015) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2014 The Author(s).

DOI: doi:10.1080/09640568.2014.891073

Abstract

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 an independent, robust and evidence-based national SoE report. We conclude that this framework will be effective for subsequent national SoE assessments and other integrated national-scale assessments in data-poor regions.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:conceptual framework, consultative process, environment report card, expert elicitation, integrated performance assessment
Research Division:Environmental Sciences
Research Group:Environmental Science and Management
Research Field:Environmental Monitoring
Objective Division:Environment
Objective Group:Environmental and Natural Resource Evaluation
Objective Field:Environmental Management Systems
Author:Wienecke, B (Dr Barbara Wienecke)
ID Code:118825
Year Published:2015
Web of Science® Times Cited:1
Deposited By:Zoology
Deposited On:2017-07-20
Last Modified:2017-10-16
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