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Publications archive - International Activities and Commitments


Key departmental publications, e.g. annual reports, budget papers and program guidelines are available in our online archive.

Much of the material listed on these archived web pages has been superseded, or served a particular purpose at a particular time. It may contain references to activities or policies that have no current application. Many archived documents may link to web pages that have moved or no longer exist, or may refer to other documents that are no longer available.

Australia's report to the UNCSD - 1994

Implementation of Agenda 21
Department of the Environment, Sport and Territories, 1994
ISBN 0 6422 0152 8



Australia's 1994 National Report to the Commission on Sustainable Development was prepared in response to CSD guidelines and was lodged with the CSD secretariat in January 1994. Information in the Report reflects Australia's response to those chapters of Agenda 21 covered by the CSD's 1994 work program. The information in the Report was current in December 1993.

The 1994 Report is in three parts:

Part I deals with general information on national sustainable development planning and policies.

Part II reports on the cross-sectoral issues of:

Part III concerns the sectoral issues of:

National Reports are prepared by the intergovernmental Unit of the Department of the Environment, Sport and Territories on behalf of the Australian Government. The preparation of the 1994 Report was overseen by a committee of representatives of relevant government departments and the individual chapters were the subject of consultation with non-government organisations. More information on CSD National Reporting, Australia's approach and the availability of other years' Reports is available.

As well as fulfilling an international obligation, Australia's National Reports to the CSD are also part of Australia's domestic monitoring and reporting of progress against its own National Strategy for Ecologically Sustainable Development (NSESD) which is referred to throughout the 1994 Report. Reports are publicly available and are made available on the World Wide Web through the ERIN On-Line Service (EOS).