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Publications archive - Ecologically Sustainable Development


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Much of the material listed on these archived web pages has been superseded, or served a particular purpose at a particular time.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.

National Strategy for Ecologically Sustainable Development

Prepared by the Ecologically Sustainable Development Steering Committee
Endorsed by the Council of Australian Governments
December, 1992
ISBN 0 644 27253 8

Community Awareness, Education and Participation
Part 4 Future Development of ESD in Australia - Chapter 32


To ensure that the implementation and further development of this Strategy benefits from informed community participation, and that progress towards ecologically sustainable development is supported by community understanding and action.

Strategic Approach

Governments will facilitate exchange of information and views on this Strategy by liaising with those community, industry and business groups who have professional expertise in relation to ESD, and by providing the broader community with access to both policy development and program delivery processes. In addition, ESD-related information and education programs will be coordinated and primarily targeted towards raising awareness of sectoral objectives, actions and mechanisms for improving levels of personal involvement.

Objective 32.1

Governments will:

Objective 32.2

Governments will:

Objective 32.3

Governments agree: