Office of the Commissioner for Sustainability and the Environment (ACT)


ACT State of the environment 2019

The ACT’s 4-yearly State of the Environment reporting is a requirement of the Commissioner for Sustainability and the Environment Act 1993. The report provides the ACT community and government with commentary and analysis about the condition of the environment and progress towards sustainability.
Discussion paper

Heat, humanity and the hockey stick: climate change and sport in Canberra

Participation levels, social capital, and the built and natural environment are adversely affected by climate change. This paper explores heat and humanity, using sport and active recreation as the lens in this jurisdiction.

The heroic and the dammed – Lower Cotter Catchment restoration evaluation

The Commissioner, Professor Kate Auty, provided the report: The Heroic and the Dammed – Lower Cotter Catchment Restoration Evaluation, to the Minister for the Environment and Heritage on 20 December 2018. It was tabled in the Legislative Assembly and released on 14 February 2019. The...

Unfantastic plastic - review of the ACT plastic shopping bag ban

This report investigates the efficacy of the existing legislation and recommends options to improve environmental outcomes of the ACT plastic shopping bag ban.