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Publications archive - International Activities and Commitments


Key departmental publications, e.g. annual reports, budget papers and program guidelines are available in our online archive.

Much of the material listed on these archived web pages has been superseded, or served a particular purpose at a particular time. It may contain references to activities or policies that have no current application. Many archived documents may link to web pages that have moved or no longer exist, or may refer to other documents that are no longer available.

Australia's report to the UNCSD - 1996

Implementation of Agenda 21
Department of the Environment, Sport and Territories, 1996
ISBN 0 6422 4868 0


AAECP ASEAN Australia Economic Cooperation Program

ABARE Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics

ABS Australian Bureau of Statistics

ACEEO Advisory Council on Environment Employment Opportunities

ACF Australian Conservation Foundation

ACFOA Australian Council for Overseas Aid

ACIAR Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research

ACTU Australian Council of Trade Unions

ADB Asian Development Bank

ADRs Australian Design Rules

AFMA Australian Fisheries Management Authority

AGIH Advisory Group on International Health

AHC Australian Heritage Commission

AIDAB Australian International Development Assistance Bureau

AIDS Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome

AIMS Australian Institute of Marine Science

AGSO Australian Geological Survey Organisation

ALGA Australian Local Government Association

AMCORD Australian Model Code for Residential Development

AMSA Australian Maritime Safety Authority

AMSAT Australian Marine Science and Technology Ltd

AMWU Australian Manufacturing Workers Union

ANCA Australian Nature Conservation Agency

ANCP AIDAB - NGO Cooperation Program

ANSTO Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation

ANZECC Australian and New Zealand Environment and Conservation Council

AODC Australian Oceanographic Data Centre

APACE Appropriate Technology for Community and Environment Inc

APEC Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation

APHEDA Australian People for Health Education and Development Abroad

AQIS Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service

ARC Australian Research Council

ASEAN Association of South-East Asian Nations

ASEED Action for Solidarity, Equality, Environment and Development

ATSIC Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission

AusAID Australian Agency for International Development

AUSTRADE Australian Trade Commission

AUSTEMEX Australian Environment Management Export Corporation Ltd

AUSTUDY Australian Government scheme of educational allowances

AVTS Australian Vocational Training System

AYPAC Australian Youth Policy Action Coalition

BIMPR Bureau of Immigration, Multicultural and Population Research

BIOTROP South-East Asian Regional Centre for Tropical Biology

BOM Bureau of Meteorology

BOT Build-Operate-Transfer

BRS Bureau of Resource Sciences

BTCE Bureau of Transport and Communication Economics

CDC Committee for Development Cooperation

CFCs chlorofluorocarbons

CGC Commonwealth Grants Commission

CNG compressed natural gas

CoP Conference of Parties

COAG Council of Australian Governments

CPTM Commonwealth Partnership for Technology Management

CRC Cooperative Research Centre

CSD Commission on Sustainable Development (United Nations)

CSIRO Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (Federal)

DAC Development Assistance Committee

DASCEM Department of Administrative Services Centre for Environmental Management (Federal)

DCNR Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (Victoria)

DEC Department of Environment and Conservation (Papua New Guinea)

DEET Department of Employment, Education and Training (Federal)

DENR Department of Environment and Natural Resources (Philippines)

DEST Department of the Environment, Sport and Territories (Federal)

DGPS Differential Global Positioning System

DIFF Development Import Finance Facility

DPIE Department of Primary Industries and Energy (Federal)

DSS Department of Social Security (Federal)

EAS East Asian Seas

EBA enterprise bargaining agreement

ECAP Environmental Cooperation with Asia Program

ECOSOC Economic and Social Council (United Nations)

EEZ Exclusive Economic Zone

EMIAA Environment Management Industry Association of Australia

EPA Environment Protection Agency (Federal)

EPA Environment Protection Agency (United States of America)

EPA Environment Protection Authority (New South Wales, Victoria)

ENSO El Nino - Southern Oscillation

EPIP Act Environment Protection (Impact of Proposals) Act 1974

ERIN Environmental Resources Information Network

ESCAP Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (United Nations)

ESD ecologically sustainable development

EST environmentally sound technologies

FAO Food and Agriculture Organisation (United Nations)

FCCC Framework Convention on Climate Change

FORS Federal Office of Road Safety

FRDC Fisheries Research and Development Corporation

GATT General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade

GBRMPA Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority

GCOS Global Climate Observing System

GCTE Global Change and Terrestrial Ecosystem

GDP gross domestic product

GEF Global Environment Facility

GIS geographic information system

GJU Green Jobs Unit

GNP gross national product

GOOS Global Ocean Observing System

GPOA Global Program of Action for the Protection of the Marine Environment from Land-Based Activities

GVCO Grants to Voluntary Conservation Organisations

G77 Group of nations

HARYAP Homeless and at Risk Youth Action Package

HCFCs hydrochlorofluorocarbons

HBFCs hydrobromofluorocarbons

HIV human immunodeficiency virus

HNS Draft International Convention on Liability and Compensation for Damage in Connection with the Cartage of Hazardous and Noxious Substances by Sea

IAEA International Atomic Energy Agency

IARC International Agricultural Research Centre

ICESD Intergovernmental Committee for Ecologically Sustainable Development

ICLARM International Centre for Living Aquatic Resources Management

ICPD International Conference on Population and Development

ICRI International Coral Reef Initiative

IGAE InterGovernmental Agreement on the Environment

ILC Indigenous Land Corporation

ILO International Labour Organisation

IMO International Maritime Organisation

INSTRAW International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women (United Nations)

IPCC International Panel on Climate Change

ISO International Standards Organisation

ITQ individual transferable quota

IT information technology

IUCN International Union for the Conservation of Nature

LEAP Landcare and Environment Action Plan

LNG liquefied natural gas

LPG liquid petroleum gas

MARPOL Protocol for the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships

MAP Maritime Accidents and Pollution

MDB Multilateral Development Banks

MEPA marine and estuarine protected areas

MEPC Marine Environmental Protection Committee

MOU Memorandum of Understanding

MPA marine protected area

Mtoe Million tons of oil equivalent

NatPlan National Plan to Combat Pollution of the Sea by Oil

NCPD National Cleaner Production Database

NEID National Environment Industries Database

NEPC National Environment Protection Council

NEMS National Environment Management Strategies program

NGAC National Greenhouse Advisory Committee

NGGI National Greenhouse Gas Inventory

NGOEI Non-government organisation environment initiative

NGRS National Greenhouse Response Strategy

NGO non-government organisation

NOHSC National Occupational Health and Safety Commission

NPDP National Professional Development Program

NPI National Pollutant Inventory

NRIC National Resource Information Centre

NSESD National Strategy for Ecologically Sustainable Development

NTF National Tidal Facility

ODA official development assistance

OECD Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development

OHS occupational health and safety

OTBOT On the Brink on Tour

PACTOK Non-government organisation computer based communication network

PSLP Private Sector Linkages Program

RANHS Royal Australian Navy Hydrographic Service

RIOD global non-government organisation network

SBSTTA Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice

SBT southern bluefin tuna

SIDS small island developing states

SEQ2001 south-east Queensland 2001 - regional development strategy

SOMER State of the Marine Environment Report

SOPAC South Pacific Applied Geoscience Commission

SOS State of Our Surf

SPREP South Pacific Regional Environment Program

STCW Standards of Training Certification and Watch-keeping

TAC Total Allowable Catch

TCF Technical Cooperation Fund

TOGA Tropical Ocean - Global Atmosphere

TSPZ Torres Strait Protected Zone

UN United Nations

UNCED United Nations Conference on Environment and Development

UNCLOS United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea

UNDP United Nations Development Program

UNEP United Nations Environment Program

UNGA United Nations General Assembly

UNESCO United Nations Education and Scientific Cooperation Organisation

UNFPA United Nations Fund for Population Activities

UNICEF United Nations Children's Fund

UNIFEM United Nations Development Fund for Women

UNCSD United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development

UNCTAD United Nations Commission on Trade and Development

WHO World Health Organisation

WID women in development

WMO World Meteorological Organisation

WTO World Trade Organisation

YTI Youth Training Initiative