Natural resources

NARROWER TERMS
Briefing paper

Post-pandemic natural resource management in the Indo-Pacific

The two main threats to natural resource management caused by COVID-19 are the negative impact on ecosystems (and thereby resources) of increased human interaction with the environment, and the increased disregard for international environmental laws, norms and regulations, by both individuals and nations. This paper...
Draft report

Resources sector regulation: draft report

This study examines regulation of the resources sector, identifying issues and leading practice approaches to addressing them. The main focus is on how regulation is designed, administered and enforced.
Policy report

Western Australia and India: the need for a state strategy to recover and grow the economic relationship

This publication discusses how deeper economic ties with India will help ensure Western Australia remains connected into the corridors of regional and global growth.
Discussion paper

Transforming the resource management system: opportunities for change

The Resource Management Review Panel has been established to undertake a comprehensive review of the Resource Management Act and other significant legislation comprising the resource management system. This issues and options paper identifies the main issues to be addressed in the reform process and offers...
Strategy

Land use futures: natural capital roadmap

Despite many examples of innovative and sustainable land management practices, a barrier to broader adoption is the immaturity of tools and systems to enable adequate, consistent measurement of ‘natural capital’. This natural capital roadmap seeks to enable sustainable land use transitions through the measurement and...
Technical report

Technical review of the water sharing plan for the Barwon-Darling Unregulated and Alluvial Water Sources 2012

This technical report prepared by Prof. Fran Sheldon from Australian Rivers Institute (Griffith University) reviews the ecology, hydrology, and license types of water along the Barwon-Darling.
Report

Policy approaches to climate change in mineral rich countries

The purpose of this report is to highlight the policies of countries leading the shift toward a green economy, and the implications of those policies for the mining sector in those countries. The report begins with the analysis of key areas of policymaking known to...
Report

Building resilience: a green growth framework for mobilizing mining investment

This report proposes a framework to help mining companies and governments integrate climate change and local economic opportunity activities. The report also offers examples of projects and policies that support green growth: particularly climate-related activities that create scalable economic value and invest in long-lasting green...
Report

Climate-sensitive mining: case studies

This report is intended to deliver an account of mining technologies, processes, and strategies that seek to incorporate environmental sustainability considerations and have the potential for local value creation and green growth.
Report

Beyond tools: building learning organisations to adapt to a changing climate

This project aimed to improve understanding of the adaptation capabilities and needs of three types of government service providers and funded agencies (catchment management authorities, community sector organisations and primary care partnerships).