Submission on Australia's Strategy for Nature 2018-2030

Draft Revision of the Biodiversity Conservation Strategy: Australia's Strategy for Nature 2018-2030 –  EDOs of Australia submission

March 2018 –  Download submission.

This submission addresses five areas:

  1. Key findings of the five-year review of Strategy implementation
  2. SMART targets (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, Timely)
  3. Key findings of the State of the Environment Report 2016
  4. Draft Revision: Vision, Goals, Objectives, ‘Action inventory’.
  5. An effective biodiversity strategy needs stronger environmental laws.

In addition, our key comments on the Draft Revision include:

  • The focus on biodiversity should be clear throughout the Strategy
  • Links between economy, society and environment must be unequivocal
  • The Draft Revision includes high-level goals and objectives, but no strategies or actions
  • Draft objectives invite the questions: What are governments committing to do and how will success be measured?
  • Supporting principles are too vague and do not recognise the need for improved data and funding
  • Actions inventory is no substitute for clear targets, actions and responsibilities.

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