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Our Commissioner, Dr Gillian Sparkes, was recently interviewed by Position magazine. In this interview, Dr Sparkes discusses the importance of adopting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a reporting framework and the current priorities of the Office for the next two years.

"Implementing the SDGs makes sense. It is the framework for sustainable development.”, Victoria’s Commissioner for Environmental Sustainability, Dr Gillian Sparkes said in her recent interview with Position magazine.

“Standardising reporting is the Holy Grail for government agencies because when we understand and can more readily compare outcomes, we can better leverage our effort for greater collective impact.”

Using an SDG target based framework and localising indicators, enables State level reporting to be scaled up to develop a national approach or localised to the regional, ecosystem or precinct level.

 “The driver for me as Commissioner to adopt the UN SDGs is to broaden the focus of environmental reporting to better address environmental, economic and social considerations”, said Dr Sparkes.

Position 102 August-September 2019Spreads 8.pdf
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