JACINTA STUDDERT Partner, Clyde & Co
The Great Barrier Reef (the Reef), which is located in the Coral Sea, off the coast of Queensland, is an iconic landmark of Australia’s culture and environment. As a marine environment relied upon by thousands of people for employment, thousands more for recreation and cultural enjoyment, and a hotspot for many industries, it is uniquely incumbent on government and industry to consider how this piece of World Heritage can be resilient in the long term.
This report discusses the cumulative stressors on the Reef, including climate change, pollution, poor land management and management of industry in and around the Reef. It examines some of the strategies being implemented to increase the long term resilience of the Reef, and the risks to government and industry operating in this area.
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