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Accounting for Nature 2016

A model for environmental accounting for measuring the condition of assets over time, with examples from the regional trial.
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Evaluation of the Australian Regional Environmental Accounts Trial

The first of two reports evaluating the application of the Accounting for Nature model as part of the Australian Regional Environmental Accounts Trial.
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Technical Analysis of the Australian Regional Environmental Accounts Trial

This report accompanies the Evaluation Report and provides a more detailed review of approaches used in the Australian Regional Environmental Accounts Trial.
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Blueprint Paper 1: Using Markets to Conserve Natural Capital

Transformative, long-term economic and institutional reforms that Australia must implement if it is to create a healthy environment with a productive economy.
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Report to NRM Regions Australia

This report describes the application of an environmental asset condition accounting method, called Accounting for Nature, at a regional (sub-national) scale, based on the findings of a three year trial.
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Blueprint for a Healthy Environment and a Productive Economy

Transformative, long-term economic and institutional reforms that Australia must implement if it is to create a healthy environment with a productive economy.
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Statement on the Future of Australia's Water Reform

The Wentworth Group calls on all Australian governments to take the long view and prepare the country for this new climate regime by recommitting to water reform through a new, broader national agreement.
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Submission to NSW Biodiversity Legislation Review

In September 2014 the Wentworth Group made this submission to the Independent NSW Biodiversity Legislation Review Panel.
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Submission to Productivity Commission Inquiry into Natural Disaster Funding Arrangements

In June 2014 the Wentworth Group made a submission to the Productivity Commission Public Inquiry into Natural Disaster Funding Arrangements.
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Submission to Inquiry into Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Bilateral Agreement Implementation) Bill 2014

In April 2014 the Wentworth Group made a submission to the Senate Committee Inquiry into Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Bilateral Agreement Implementation) Bill 2014 [Provisions] and the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Cost Recovery) Bill 2014 [Provisions].
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Submission to Inquiry into Environmental Offsets

In April 2014 the Wentworth Group made a submission to the Senate Environment and Communications Standing Committee Inquiry into Environmental Offsets.
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Submission to Inquiry into the Government's Direct Action Plan

In January 2014 the Wentworth Group made a submission to the Senate Environment and Communications References Committee Inquiry into the Government's Direct Action Plan.
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Quick Guide for Constructing Regional Scale Environmental Asset Condition Accounts

A Quick Guide reference to the seven steps for constructing Regional Scale Environmental Asset Condition Accounts.
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Initial Observations from the Australian Regional Environmental Asset Condition Accounts Trials

Describes how the Accounting for Nature model uses science and statistics to create a common unit of measure for environmental accounting.
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Submission to Inquiry into the Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013

In November 2013 the Wentworth Group made a submission to the Senate Inquiry into the Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013 and related bills.
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Accounting for Nature: A Common Currency for Measuring the Condition of Our Environment

Peter Cosier presented a keynote address, Accounting for Nature: A Common Currency for Measuring the Condition of Our Environment in NZ.
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Global insights into water resources, climate change and governance

The threats of climate change and the trade-offs between extractions and flows are examined for the Colorado, Murray, Orange and Yellow Rivers.
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Wentworth Group Evaluation of 3200Gl Modeling with Relaxed Constraints

Plan for a reduction in extractions combined with relaxation of eight constraints, falls well short of satisfying the requirements of the Water Act 2007.
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Statement on Changes to Commonwealth Powers to Protect Australia’s Environment

Proposes a suite of reforms, as an alternative to the Commonwealth's plans to hand environmental approvals powers to states.
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Wentworth Group Evaluation of the Proposed Basin Plan

Response to plan changes released on August 6, 2012. Once again the taxpayer pays, individuals benefit and the river loses.
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Water and the Future of Water in Australia

Dr John Williams was invited to give the keynote address at the Australian Water Association NSW Heads of Water Gala Dinner.
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Trials of Environmental Asset Condition Accounts in Australia

Peter Cosier and Carla Sbrocchi presented to the UN Committee of Experts on Environmental-Economic Accounting in Rio de Janeiro.
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Capturing Science in Accounts

Prof Bruce Thom presented to the Australian Bureau of Statistics: Completing the Picture – Environmental Accounting in Practice Conference in Melbourne.
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Regional Trials of Environmental Asset Condition Accounting in Australia

Peter Cosier and Carla Sbrocchi presented at an Australian Bureau of Statistics conference.
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Analysis of Groundwater in the 2011 Draft Murray-Darling Basin Plan

Once water is allocated to consumption, it is very difficult to return it to the environment.
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Caring for Our Coasts?

Prof Bruce Thom delivered the Keynote Address at the Australian Coastal Councils Conference, "Caring for Our Coasts?" in Hobart on 6 March 2012.
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Statement on the 2011 Draft Murray-Darling Basin Plan

Statement on the 2011 Draft Murray-Darling Basin Plan in response to the release of the Draft Plan on November 28, 2011.
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Accounting for the Condition of Environmental Assets

A paper presented to the UN Committee of Experts on Environmental Accounting at the Technical Meeting on Ecosystem Accounts in London.
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A Common Currency for Building Environmental (Ecosystem) Accounts

Peter Cosier and Jane McDonald presented to the 16th London Group on Environmental Accounting in Santiago, Chile.
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Sustainable Diversions in the Murray-Darling Basin

This report seeks to identify the scale of reductions in diversions required within each of the 18 catchments of the Basin.
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Optimising Carbon in the Australian Landscape

It will be next to impossible to achieve the scale of reductions needed in sufficient time to avoid dangerous climate change.
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The Urgent Provision of Water to the Coorong and Lower Lakes

In September 2008 this Submission was tabled at the Senate inquiry into water management in the Coorong and Lower Lakes.
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Accounting for Nature

An environmental accounting system which would measure the health and change in condition of our major assets for long-term management.
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Australia’s Climate is Changing Australia

Australia is going to have to get by with a lot less water, a whole lot sooner than we thought. Urgently accelerating agreed water reforms.
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Blueprint for a National Water Plan

A plan to become water literate and the Council of Australian Governments to commit to urgently needed national reforms.
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A New Model for Landscape Conservation in NSW

Landscape conservation founded on simplicity and flexibility, balancing investment security with high environmental standards.
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Blueprint for a Living Continent

If we get it right, Australia will continue to produce food and fibre for us and for the rest of the world. If we fail to act, history will judge us harshly.