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Office of the Commissioner for Sustainability and the Environment



2003 State of the Environment Report

The 2003 State of the Environment Report for the ACT was tabled in the Legislative Assembly in Canberra on 31 March 2004.

| Key findings | Issues | Indicators | Acknowledgements |

 

Government responses to the Commissioner's recommendations from this State of the Environment report were tabled in August 2004. Comments about those responses and relevant government actions are contained in the Commissioner's  2004–05 and Annual Report, with an update in the 2005–06 Annual Report (see Publications).

The key findings:

| Key findings and recommendations | Towards sustainability |

The main issues:

| Air quality | Catchment quality | Climate and greenhouse | Community wellbeing | Conserving bidioversity | Resource use |

The issues discuss change in the ACT environment at a relatively broad level. They are good overview documents for anyone wanting a summary of the state of the ACT's environment. The more detailed, technical information is contained in the indicators listed further down this page.

The indicator results

The indicator papers provide a detailed technical discussion of the data used to assess the ACT's environment. They are useful for anyone wanting to gain an understanding of the data from which the conclusions and recommendations in the issues were made.

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