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Making the harder yards: Environmental policy integration in Australia: Research and evaluation

Ross, A and Dovers, S (2008). Making the harder yards: Environmental policy integration in Australia: Research and evaluation. Australian Journal of Public Administration,67(3):245-260.

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Title Making the harder yards: Environmental policy integration in Australia: Research and evaluation
Author Ross, A
Dovers, S
Journal Name Australian Journal of Public Administration
Publication Date 2008
Volume Number 67
Issue Number 3
ISSN 0313-6647   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 245
End Page 260
Total Pages 16
Place of Publication Australia
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia
Field of Research 1605 - Policy and Administration
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DEST)
Abstract Solutions to environmental problems such as climate change, biodiversity loss, and land and water resource degradation require long term integration of economic, social and environmental policies. This poses challenges to specialised, hierarchical public administration systems. The study reported here examined strategies, structures and processes to enable environmental policy integration in six Australian states and territories, and some federal arrangements. The study found that the most prominent success factors, barriers and gaps that affect environmental policy integration relate to leadership, long term embedding of environmental policy integration and implementation capacity. Factors deserving further research and policy attention include leadership, cultural change and capacity building; embedding sustainability in structures and processes; development of a long term evidence based approach; strengthening decentralised implementation arrangements; and evaluation of policy integration initiatives.
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8500.2008.00585.x   (check subscription with CDU E-Gateway service for CDU Staff and Students  check subscription with CDU E-Gateway in new window)
 
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