State of the Environment Report 2021

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We are seeking feedback on the scoping papers for the 2021 State of the Environment report.

About the SOE 2021 report

With a mix of scientific, traditional and local knowledge the SoE 2021 will provide a strategic view to shape policy and action; engage with users to influence behaviour; and assist with assessing our interventions as stewards for the Australian environment. This will support stewardship and sustainable management to enhance Australia’s environment and our unique heritage.

The SoE 2021 report will be provided to the Minister for the Environment by 31 December 2021 to be tabled in the Australian Parliament.

Independent expert authors have been appointed for each of the report’s twelve themes, and their first step has been to prepare an outline of how they will structure and present their information and findings, and what they propose to include in their theme (its scope). This outline is their draft scoping document, and there is one for each theme.

These public consultation scoping documents are made available for your comment and feedback to help ensure that each theme is relevant and useful to our targeted user groups, especially those with influence and strong interest in environmental outcomes.

  • Air quality
  • Antarctica
  • Biodiversity
  • Climate
  • Coasts
  • Extreme events
  • Heritage
  • Indigenous
  • Inland water
  • Land
  • Marine
  • Urban

Provide your feedback

We want to hear from you.

To have your say:

Submissions close at 11:59pm on 25 October 2020.

Next steps

The authors will consider your feedback to develop their Theme papers.

We will provide the final SoE 2021 report to the Minister for the Environment by 31 December 2021. It will then be tabled in the Australian Parliament.

We are seeking feedback on the scoping papers for the 2021 State of the Environment report.

About the SOE 2021 report

With a mix of scientific, traditional and local knowledge the SoE 2021 will provide a strategic view to shape policy and action; engage with users to influence behaviour; and assist with assessing our interventions as stewards for the Australian environment. This will support stewardship and sustainable management to enhance Australia’s environment and our unique heritage.

The SoE 2021 report will be provided to the Minister for the Environment by 31 December 2021 to be tabled in the Australian Parliament.

Independent expert authors have been appointed for each of the report’s twelve themes, and their first step has been to prepare an outline of how they will structure and present their information and findings, and what they propose to include in their theme (its scope). This outline is their draft scoping document, and there is one for each theme.

These public consultation scoping documents are made available for your comment and feedback to help ensure that each theme is relevant and useful to our targeted user groups, especially those with influence and strong interest in environmental outcomes.

  • Air quality
  • Antarctica
  • Biodiversity
  • Climate
  • Coasts
  • Extreme events
  • Heritage
  • Indigenous
  • Inland water
  • Land
  • Marine
  • Urban

Provide your feedback

We want to hear from you.

To have your say:

Submissions close at 11:59pm on 25 October 2020.

Next steps

The authors will consider your feedback to develop their Theme papers.

We will provide the final SoE 2021 report to the Minister for the Environment by 31 December 2021. It will then be tabled in the Australian Parliament.

  • Thank you for your interest in providing feedback on the State of Environment Report scoping papers. You may respond as an individual (member of the public) or on behalf of an organisation. There are 12 themes and we invite you to comment on those themes of interest to you.

    Your feedback will be provided to the relevant theme authors.

    Please read the scoping paper for the theme you are interested in before taking the survey. If you wish to give feedback on multiple themes (scoping papers), please complete the survey section for each theme.

    Submissions close on 25 October 2020.

    Purpose of the survey

    The public consultation scoping papers are drafts provided for input and review so that the final report is fit for purpose to inform decision making and meet the needs of our audience. They are written by independent authors and do not necessarily reflect government views. The scope and/or content may change to accommodate feedback received through this review process.

    Please note that the references to Indigenous knowledge, cultural expression, languages, people and case studies are included respectfully to show how Indigenous content may be included. We aim to consult with Indigenous people on the content included in the final report to ensure cultural protocols are respected.

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