Sustainable Oceans and Coasts: Queensland Perspectives

On 16 September 2020, Future Earth Australia hosted the third in a series of online consultation workshops in each state and territory across the nation, for its Ocean and Coastal Sustainability initiative. 

28 attendees in Queensland contributed to the discussion, representing:

  • the research sector, from Griffith University, James Cook University, the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, and the University of Queensland
  • Traditional Owners and managers across Country
  • all levels of government working across the Great Barrier Reef, climate and coastal planning, tropical ecosystem management, and local and regional planning
  • industry and business, particularly in tourism and consulting
  • civil society, namely philanthropy and advocacy for the Reef.

This document summarises discussions held around the fundamental elements, both from a Queensland perspective and pertaining to Queensland and Australia more broadly, which will define the National Strategy; vision, knowledge, institutional design and governance, community engagement, and implementation.