Past events

Business Briefing on the State of Australia’s Environment

03 Apr

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Event Details

The Global Compact Network Australia and Department of Environment and Energy invite you to join a webinar to explore key findings from the recently launched State of the Environment report for Australia, and what they mean for business.

The environmental challenges facing the world are growing in scale and complexity. These include climate change; an emerging global crisis in water availability and water pollution; record loss of biodiversity; waste production and disposal; damaged aquatic ecosystems; deforestation and land degradation; and achieving the critical goal of poverty eradication in an increasingly natural resource-constrained world.

In Australia, the recently launched State of the Environment (SoE) report – a comprehensive review prepared by the Australian Government every five years – provides information about environmental and heritage conditions, trends and pressures for Australia. The report shows that population growth and economic development have been the main drivers of environmental issues for Australia, which include land-use change, habitat destruction, invasive species and climate change.

Businesses have a critical role to play in addressing these challenges. Environmental data, including that contained in the SoE, provide a critical input for business decision making to ensure businesses are able to minimise their negative environmental impacts, and maximise positive impacts.

Bringing together the perspectives of both business and key government representatives, this webinar will introduce the SoE to business, and explore how business can use and engage with the SoE.


  • Malcolm Thompson, Deputy Secretary, Department of Environment and Energy
  • Dr William Jackson, Chief Author, State of Environment 2016
  • Dr Ian Cresswell, State of Environment Author & Research Director, CSIRO
  • Grace Rose-Miller, Sustainability Manager, Yarra Valley Water
  • Nicola Murphy, Head of Environmental Sustainability, NAB

When you receive the registration confirmation, please save the attached calendar invitation to your diary. The email will note the time of the webinar according to Eastern Daylight Time (New York) but the calendar invitation will reflect the correct Australian Eastern Daylight time (Sydney).

You will receive the confirmation from localnetworks@unglobalcompact.org, please do not respond to this email address. Instead, please direct queries to secretariat@unglobalcompact.org.au.

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