Independent Report to the Commonwealth Minister for the Environment and Heritage
Australian State of the Environment Committee, Authors
CSIRO Publishing on behalf of the Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2001
ISBN 0 643 06745 0


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Main Report Abbreviations

AAP Australian Associated Press
AATSE Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering
ACF Australian Conservation Foundation
AGO Australian Greenhouse Office
ANZECC Australia and New Zealand Environment Conservation Council
AQIS Australian Quarantine Inspection Service
ASEC Australian State of the Environment Committee
AUSLIG Australian Surveying and Land Information Group
BoM Bureau of Meteorology
CAR Comprehensive, Adequate and Representative
CCAMLR Convention on Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources
CFCs chlorofluorocarbons
CITES Convention on International trade in Endangered Species of Wildlife Flora and Fauna
CO2-e carbon dioxide equivalent
COAG Council of Australian Governments
CRC Cooperative Research Centre
CSIRO Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
EEZ Exclusive Economic Zone
ENSO El Nio-Southern Oscillation
EPBC Act Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999
ESD ecologically sustainable development
GIS geographical information system
GMU groundwater management units
IBRA Interim Biogeographic Regionalisation for Australia
IMCRA Interim Marine and Coastal Regionalisation for Australia
IPCC Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
MARPOL Convention International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships
MPA Marine protected area
NAP National Action Plan for Salinity and Water Quality
NDVI Normalised Vegetation Difference Index
NEPM National Environmental Protection Measure
NFF National Farmers Federation
NGGI National Greenhouse Gas Inventory
NGO non-government organisation
NHT Natural Heritage Trust
NLWRA National Land and Water Resources Audit
NPI National Pollutant Inventory
ppb parts per billion
RCD rabbit calicivirus disease
RFA Regional Forest Agreement
SoE State of the Environment
SoE (1996) The 1996 State of the Environment report
SoE (2001) The 2001 State of the Environment report
UV ultraviolet
VKT Vehicle kilometres travelled

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