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The development of the Australian environmental offsets policy: from theory to practice

Miller, Katherine L.; Trezise, James A.; Kraus, Stefan; Dripps, Kimberley; Evans, Megan; Gibbons, Philip; Possingham, Hugh P; Maron, Martine

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Environmental offsetting involves compensating for the residual adverse impacts of an action on the environment by generating an equivalent benefit elsewhere. As the prevalence of environmental offsetting grows, so does the challenge of translating no-net-loss goals to workable policy. From 2011–2012, the Australian Government developed an Environmental Offsets Policy and an accompanying metric (the Offsets Assessment Guide) to support decision making about offset requirements under the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/68016
Source: Environmental Conservation
DOI: 10.1017/S037689291400040X

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