Explore this theme by framework
Read about the state of Australia's environment from a framework perspective specific to this theme.
Frameworks, in an SoE context, are a national scale assessment drawing on the internationally accepted drivers-pressures-state-impact-response (DPSIR) framework for reporting on socio-ecological systems. Learn more about the SoE reporting framework.
Pressures arising from natural and human causes. The legacy impacts of pressures that were more intensive in the past, such as water diversion and land clearing at large scales, are also examined...
Looks at the current state and the trend in the condition of the environment for each thematic report.
How management responses linked to drivers, pressures and state contribute to the overall resilience of a system and affect the likelihood and consequences of environmental risks.
The capacity of the environment to retain or recover essentially the same structure and functions when it experiences shocks or disturbances.
The key impacts of current and emerging pressures, how likely and severe those risks are when management intervention and resilience are taken into account.
The likely future state of the environment, long-term outlook and future challenges.
Keywood MD, Emmerson KM, Hibberd MF (2016). Ambient air quality: Frameworks. In: Australia state of the environment 2016, Australian Government Department of the Environment and Energy, Canberra, https://soe.environment.gov.au/theme/ambient-air-quality/by-framework, DOI 10.4226/94/58b65c70bc372