The forum -“Considering the environment in national strategic thinking” – was held on 15 November 2013. It was hosted by Australia21, the Department of Agriculture and the Crawford School of Public Policy. Two key propositions arising from a 2012 Discussion paper on ecosystems services prepared by Australia21 were considered:
• Australia would benefit greatly from better national strategic thinking about its future that:
– involves people from across all sectors of Australian society, and
– includes consideration of the interactions between humans and the natural environment that affect human social and economic well-being as well as the status of other species.
• Recent progress on how to describe and assess the benefits that people get from the natural environment has provided language and concepts that can support such strategic thinking.
Click on the titles below to see presentations from the forum –
For a copy of the program, abstracts and biographies of the speakers click Ecosystems Forum Program 15 November 2013
Click on the title to download Considering the environment in national strategic thinking the report of the forum prepared by Steve Cork and released in June 2014.