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:
- Key findings of the five-year review of Strategy implementation
- SMART targets (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, Timely)
- Key findings of the State of the Environment Report 2016
- Draft Revision: Vision, Goals, Objectives, ‘Action inventory’.
- 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.