An independent review of the state of Australia’s environment has found the impacts of climate change are increasing.
However, it also shows that over the past 5 years (2011–16), environmental policies and management practices in Australia have achieved improvements in the state and trends of parts of the Australian environment. Australia’s built environment, natural and cultural heritage, and marine and Antarctic environments are generally in good condition.
For some parts of the Australian environment effective policy and management have contributed to improved outcomes for the environment and for people.
Australia State of the Environment 2016, the fith national assessment on the state of the environment, has been prepared by independent experts using the best available information to support assessments of environmental condition, pressures, management effectiveness, resilience, risks and outlook.
View the reports here.