The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority is taking significant action to enhance the outlook for the Reef in the face of threats like climate change and declining water quality.

For Commonwealth Islands, the agency is working towards ensuring the islands are environmentally sustainable with a minimal carbon footprint.

Being carbon neutral, or having a zero carbon footprint, involves eliminating carbon emissions by balancing the amount of carbon released with an equivalent amount offset.

Work has already commenced on Low Isles, where renewable energies, solar panels and environmentally-friendly fuels have been adopted.

Similar work is underway on Lady Elliot Island with the construction of a new hybrid power station as well as several other measures for reducing the carbon emissions of visitors to the island.

Developing a resilient and adaptive management framework involves coordinating the best available information and resources from a variety of expert, government and community sources. This helps inform management planning, implementation and outcomes.