04 February 2010

BIODIVERSITY AND CLIMATE CHANGE: NSW Parliamentary Report on Biodiversity and Climate Change

The NSW Parliament’s Standing Committee on Natural Resource Management (Climate Change) in December released a report entitled ‘Return of the ark - The adequacy of management strategies to address the impacts of climate change on biodiversity.’ Thirty recommendations are made.

Chapters cover:
Impacts of climate change on biodiversity
Protection of biodiversity
Principles for biodiversity management
Maximising agency capacity to manage biodiversity
Managing biodiversity on public land (including the reserve system, travelling stock reserves, native forestry, and invasive species management
Managing biodiversity on private land (including conservation incentive schemes, and land-use planning).

The NSW Government's response to the Report is due on 3 June 2010. The Report (390kB, 135 pp.) can be downloaded at: www.parliament.nsw.gov.au/prod/parlment/committee.nsf/V3ListReports

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