About the Report
State of the Environment Reports assess the condition of the environment including atmosphere, biodiversity, land, water and heritage. The assessments consider interactions between the environment, people and communities.
The objectives of the ACT State of the Environment Report are to:
- provide accurate, timely and accessible information to the community and government regarding the condition of the environment, underlying pressures, and sustainability trends
- evaluate the effectiveness of community and government actions, policies, and initiatives in terms of progress towards sustainability, and
- increase community and government understanding of environmental and sustainability trends and interactions.
In the ACT, State of the Environment reporting is a requirement of the Commissioner for Sustainability and the Environment Act 1993. The Office undertakes a State of the Environment Report every four years.
ACT Government response to the ACT State of the Environment Report 2015 pdf