Environmental biosecurity stakeholder engagement
Effective environmental biosecurity principles determine an effective partnership between government, the community and industry thought supporting community engagement, building community capacity and establishing networks. The CEBO works to develop biosecurity networks and knowledge sharing, which to date has included:
- Hosting bi-annual Environmental Biosecurity Roundtables (2016-2019)
- Monthly webinars (2020-21)
- Supporting Australia’s membership of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)
- Hosting the International Symposium on limiting the spread of contaminant pests (2020)
- Sponsoring environmental biosecurity seminars and events
- Engaging citizen science networks in environmental biosecurity efforts
Environmental Biosecurity Roundtables
From 2016-2020 the department held bi-annual Environmental Biosecurity Roundtables in Canberra and elsewhere around Australia. The events attracted attendees from around the country representing all tiers of government, land and NRM organisations, researchers, conservation groups and leading plant and animal health bodies. During the events participants shared knowledge, built valuable networks and discussed how we can work together to protect Australia’s environment, way of life and clean, green reputation from the threat of exotic pests and diseases.
Reports on previous environmental roundtables
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Environmental Biosecurity Webinars
From 2020, in place of the face-to-face events, the CEBO commenced delivery of a series of monthly webinars. Each webinar is focussed on a particular theme relating to biosecurity and features at least three guest speakers over one hour, followed by a half hour facilitated discussion where participants can ask questions and share related information. The webinars are supported by a HaveYourSay page and participants are invited to continue to conversation in an online forum set up for each theme.