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The Reef 2050 Plan

legislation type Executive
Passed in 2015
This document describes government's overarching plan to protect the Great Barrier Reef from the impacts of climate change. It was updated and expanded in 2018. Among its core functions are:
  • Creating an Independent Expert Panel and Reef Advisory Committee to evaluate health of Great Barrier Reef and advise the government
  • Supporting scientific research on climate change impact on the reef
  • Setting quantitative targets for improving water quality around the Great Barrier Reef
  • Creating the Clean Energy Finance Corporation Reef Funding Program to make funds available for financing projects that implement the plan's goal
  • Supporting indigenous peoples in managing the Great Barrier Reef
  • Controlling and reducing pollution, as well as conserving and restoring the Great Barrier Reef
  • Promoting capacity building and cooperation among government
  • Supporting education and awareness raising of the importance of the Great Barrier Reef among Australians


from the Grantham Research Institute
from the Grantham Research Institute
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