It is inevitable that the impact of climate change will continue to increase, given current trajectories (see the Drivers and Atmosphere reports). The interaction of climate change with other...
At a glanceThe outlook for Australia’s land environment is shaped by the legacy of our former activities, the current and future pressures on the land environment, and how we respond to these pressures.
The many consequences of climate change provide the greatest challenges. The challenges...
This report provides an account of the most significant and recent human impacts on our land.
It highlights improvements in land management over some parts of Australia, as well as several...
Marine populations wax and wane over time. This natural variation is caused by the natural environmental drivers of change, such as differences in conditions between seasons and years...
Australia State of the Environment 2016 has been prepared by independent experts using the best available information to support assessments of environmental condition, pressures, management effectiveness, resilience, risks and outlook.
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