A sketch in 900 pages
The State of the Environment reporting process is not without challenges. As Hugh Possingham pointed out in Decision Point #48: “Every five years there is a state of the environment report that laments the lack of consistent nation-wide biodiversity data.”
Readers of previous SoE reports will be fully aware that a lack of baseline environmental data is an ongoing issue. However, the reporting process has evolved over time and SoE 2011 breaks new ground in a number of important ways to establish a foundation for future reporting.
So, what’s new in 2011…