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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Much of the material listed on these archived web pages has been superseded, or served a particular purpose at a particular time.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.

WSSD postcards


Photo by Andrew Tatnell.

Communities work together on regional plans to manage, protect and repair their natural resources to sustain the environment and agricultural industries.

Bureau of Meteorology image from the Japan Meteorological Agency geostationary satellite GMS-4

Photo from Japan Meteorological Agency.

Sophisticated data shows the state of Australia's natural resources. Innovative approaches - like remote sensing and computerised modelling - fill knowledge gaps.

Since 1996, almost 400,000 Australians have been involved in hands-on environmental repair projects funded through the $2.5 billion Natural Heritage Trust.

Crookwell wind farm

Photo by Eraring Energy.

Renewable energy use is expected to expand significantly in Australia in the next decade due to both market forces and a strong commitment from the Australian Government to initiatives such as the Mandatory Renewable Energy Target, as well as, a range of programs delivered by the Australian Greenhouse Office.

Rainbow lorikeet

Photo by Arthur Mostead.

Australia is one of the most biologically diverse countries in the world, with a large portion of its species found nowhere else in the world. For example, about 82 percent of our mammals and 45 percent of our land birds are found only in Australia.


Photo by C. Bell, Australian Heritage Commission Collection.

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is jointly managed by Anangu, the traditional owners, and Parks Australia. Indigenous landholders help to manage and protect Australia's rich biodiversity by contributing their land and natural resource management expertise to the National Reserve System.

Great Barrier Reef

Photo by Tony Karacsonyi.

A united effort between government, industry, scientists and the community is ensuring Australia's coasts and oceans are sustainably managed.