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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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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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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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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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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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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.