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Much of the material listed on these archived web pages has been superseded, or served a particular purpose at a particular time.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

Conflict Management
Part 4 Future Development of ESD in Australia - Chapter 31


To develop and use decision making processes which facilitate effective conflict management and dispute resolution, in the context of ESD issues

Strategic Approach

Governments will promote incentive structures that are capable of better accommodating environmental values, and will work to ensure that resource allocation mechanisms and ESD-related decision making processes are accessible, transparent, predictable and timely.

Objective 31.1

Governments will:

Objective 31.2

Governments will: