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Much of the material listed on these archived web pages has been superseded, or served a particular purpose at a particular time.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

Research, Development and Demonstration
Part 3 Intersectoral Issues - Chapter 30


To provide the knowledge, techniques and technologies needed to achieve the goals of ESD in all sectors, as well as in addressing intersectoral issues.

Strategic Approach

Governments will work to ensure that relevant RD& D supports the sectoral and intersectoral objectives of the Strategy. Governments will seek cooperation between sectors, institutions and disciplines in adopting a whole-systems approach to ESD-related RD& D, particularly in addressing intersectoral issues.

Objective 30.1

Governments will:

Objective 30.2

Government will:

Objective 30.3

Governments will:

Objective 30.4

Governments will:

Objective 30.5

Governments will:

Objective 30.6

Governments will: