Environmental health

NARROWER TERMS
Discussion paper

Register of foreign-owned water entitlements: issues paper

The Australian Government established the Register of Foreign Ownership of Water Entitlements (the Register) in 2017. The primary aim of the Register is to increase transparency about foreign ownership of Australian water assets and, more broadly, maintain community confidence in Australia’s foreign investment policy. This...
Report

National water reform 2020: draft report

This draft report assesses the progress of the Australian, State and Territory governments towards achieving the objectives and outcomes of the National Water Initiative (NWI), and provides practical advice on future directions for national water reform.
Report

Food system impacts on biodiversity loss

This paper explores the role of the global food system as the principal driver of accelerating biodiversity loss. It explains how food production is degrading or destroying natural habitats and contributing to species extinction.
Technical report

Monitoring the monitor: a temporal synthesis of the McArthur River Mine Independent Monitor reports

This report finds that a number of sacred Indigenous sites, and an important river system in the Northern Territory, face irreversible cultural and ecological damage if the McArthur River Mine operations continue unabated. The authors argue that the independent monitoring system set up to protect...
Report

Access denied: how Australia's freedom of information regime is failing our environment

This publication reveals that an increase in refused freedom of information (FOI) requests, more redactions, higher charges and longer delays are all plaguing Australia’s system of access to government documents.
Discussion paper

Powering change: principles for businesses and governments in the battery value chain

This paper lays out the principles that businesses should adopt to avoid causing, contributing to, or being directed linked to human rights abuses and environmental harm along the battery value chain, from extraction to end-of-life.
Conference paper

Nature and culture in the backyard

This paper draws on examples from a wider study of Australian backyards to inform debate on three themes: urban consolidation vs urban expansion; the ecologies of urban areas; the importance of ethnographic and qualitative research methods in studying human/environment interactions in urban areas.
Strategy

Regenerate Australia: a roadmap to recovery and regeneration

This strategy document outlines the WWF's new program of ongoing action to ensure our environment, people and wildlife not only survives, but thrive together. It’s a commitment to every animal, habitat and community to restore, protect and support what’s important.
Discussion paper

Towards a sustainable marine management regime: an update on Tasmanian progress

Tasmania’s coastal waters have high biodiversity and endemism, but are in a state of decline and increasing pressure from climate change, fishing and aquaculture operations, agricultural run-off, urban development and population growth. This paper argues that an integrated approach to managing Tasmania’s coastal waters is...
Report

Corangamite bio-links project

This project brought together a wide range of stakeholders from across the Colac Otway and Corangamite Shires to develop a map based bio-links strategy which is recognised as a key biodiversity planning tool.