National Strategy for Ecologically Sustainable Development

The National Strategy for Ecologically Sustainable Development (NSESD) provides broad strategic directions and framework for governments to direct policy and decision-making. The Strategy facilitates a coordinated and co-operative approach to ecologically sustainable development (ESD) and encourages long-term benefits for Australia over short-term gains.

The NSESD addresses many key areas for action including manufacturing, agriculture, mining, gender, native vegetation, pricing and taxation, coastal zone management, education and training. To ensure the goals and values of all Australians were included, the Strategy was developed in consultation with the community, industries, interested groups, scientific organisations, governments and individuals. Although it primarily guides the decisions of governments, the strategy is also useful for community, industry and business groups.

Author Ecologically Sustainable Development Steering Committee
Date null
Year 1992
Publisher Department of the Environment & Water Resources
Notes Notes
Region Australia - national