The National Plan for Environmental Information Initiative is an Australian Government program. It aims to improve the quality and accessibility of environmental information.
It is being jointly implemented by the Bureau of Meteorology and the Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities (the Department).
The Bureau's role focuses on operational elements and includes a central coordination component. This includes Australian Government environmental information priority setting, and implementing the technical parts of a functional environmental information infrastructure.
The Department's role focuses on elements such as introducing legislation, conducting a review of Australian Government environmental information activity, establishing jointly with the Bureau a high-level advisory group and further develop the National Plan.
More consistent and comprehensive environmental information will support improved decision-making and lead to better reporting, evaluation and integration with socio-economic information.
Read about activities planned for the first phase of the initiative in our information sheet.