Presented by the Environment Protection Authority. First published in 1988 it is a barometer of the state’s environmental health and makes an important contribution to knowledge about the condition of our natural resources and trends in environmental quality.
2018 SOE Report Summary
The 2018 State of the Environment Report evaluates five environmental themes: Climate, Air, Water, Land, and Coasts. It also includes expert analyses of three important issues – Biodiversity, Aquatic Ecosystems, and Coastal Protection.
Energy related emissions account for more than 70% of global emissions.
Adelaide and South Australia’s air quality is generally good and improving.
Long-term stream flows are expected to decline due to projected reductions in average rainfall.
Decline in native plants and animals from historic land clearance, habitat loss and climate change.
Protecting the coast from the impacts of sea level rise and increased storm events is a priority.
The 2018 State of the Environment Report makes 6 recommendations related to climate change, biodiversity, coast protection, waste management, aquatic ecosystems and environmental information.
South Australia hosts a range of unique aquatic ecosystems, some of international significance.
Many of Australia’s species are found nowhere else on Earth.
Significant progress has been made in preparing for sea level rise and increased storm events.