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SoE


Presentation to Pacific Environment Forum

Presented at the September 2012 Pacific Environment
Forum.

This material was developed to be delivered as part of an
oral presentation. The full report should be referred to for
understanding the context of this information.


For more information

please refer to:

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Or contact the SoE team via email:

soe@environment.gov.au

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New cover page

Pacific Environment Forum, 3 September 2012

Photo: Aerial view of the Pilbara, by Andrew Griffiths, Lensaloft

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SoE 2011 Products

Web site:
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Full Report

In
Brief

Supplementary
Products

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Key project participants

Minister for
Environment

Executive
panel

Committee

(authors)

Project team

Reviewers

Other service
providers

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State of the Environment 2011 Committee

Chair

Tom Hatton

(Group Executive, Energy, CSIRO)

Members

Steven Cork
(research ecologist and futurist)

Peter Harper
(Deputy Australian Statistician)

Rob Joy

(School of Global Studies, Social Science & Planning, RMIT)

Peter Kanowski
(Fenner School of Environment & Society, ANU)

Richard Mackay

(heritage specialist, Godden Mackay Logan)

Neil McKenzie
(Formerly Chief, CSIRO Land and Water)

Trevor Ward
(marine and fisheries ecologist)

Barbara Wienecke


ex officio
(Australian Antarctic Division, DSEWPAC)


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State of the Environment reporting


The
Minister for Environment must table a report on the state of
the environment every five
years


No current regulations regarding scope, content or process



All reports so far written by independent committees

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Aims of SoE 2011


Meet legislative requirements


Provide relevant, credible and useful information


Promote and inform environmental debate


Increase awareness of environmental issues


Support evidence
-
based environmental management
decisions that lead to more sustainable use and
effective conservation of our environmental resources


Identify ways to strengthen the environmental evidence
base for reporting and decisions in the future

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How can we make it as useful as possible?


Who are our readers?


What are their needs and priorities?


What is the story that needs to be to be told?


How can that information be presented

in a way that is useful?


How can we make it credible and transparent?


How can we present information in ways that
accommodate people’s different styles, needs
and desire for detail?


How can we prepare for better reporting in the
future?

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Who are our readers?


Environmental decision
-
makers


Government at a local, regional and national level


NGOs, lobby groups


Conservation and grass roots environmental
groups


Land owners and managers, eg farmers, irrigators
and rural regional business, Indigenous
communities


Institutions that generate and invest in
environmental information


Educators and students


Australian community









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How can we improve the relevance of the report?


Evaluation of past reports, what people did and didn’t like


Consultation to determine what issues people want included


Review of other projects and how have our audiences
responded to them


GBR Outlook report 2009


Australian jurisdictional
SoE

reports


Environmental reporting internationally


Specialists in areas like resilience and

management effectiveness





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Assessment summaries

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Example assessment summary


state and trends

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Example assessment summary


state and trends

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Example assessment summary


management effectiveness

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Quality and credibility


Independence


written by an independent committee with
relevant expertise, tasked with advocating for ‘accurate, robust
and meaningful environmental reporting and identification of
policy issues, but not for any particular policy position’


Authors sought best available evidence from credible sources


Extensive consultation


Workshops to determine consensus in expert opinion where
evidence low


Transparency about quality of evidence and level of consensus


Peer reviewed
(47+ reviewers of chapters and supplementary materials)



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Improving accessibility



Visually
appealing with
different
layers of
summarising
information...

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Headlines (in summary chapter)



17 headlines
in summary
chapter give a
high level
overview of
the big issues

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Key Findings (in theme chapters)


‘key findings’
give an
overview of
more specific
conclusions
for each
theme

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Information ‘At a Glance’


‘At a glance’
summaries for
every section

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Assessment summaries


Assessment
summaries
provide quick
access to
information

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And for those who want it….


Much more
detailed
information
within the
report

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Basic process

Appoint
c’ttee

Develop approach

Outline content

Draft chapters

and edit (ongoing)

Check facts

Print, prepare
online material

Support impact

Evaluate

Launch & promote

Design

Commission
additional info

Identify needs

Get data

ID gaps

Peer review

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Reader survey
confirms people are
finding the new
features useful

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Reader survey
confirms people are
largely using the
report for the
purposes we
expected

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How is the report being used?


Improve
or validate
understanding
of environmental issues and
their context


Demonstrate the significance of issues


As
a credible
reference
to support and justify policy directions


Particular findings are stirring political debate and causing
government action


The Minister and department is incorporating findings from the
report
into
strategic planning


Research planning and prioritisation, including supporting
applications for
funding


Model for reporting in other contexts


As an educational resource

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Photo: Aerial view of the Pilbara, by Andrew Griffiths, Lensaloft

For more information

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