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Publication Details - Environmental Offset Policies, Principles, and Methods: A Review of Selected Legislative Frameworks

Environmental Offset Policies, Principles, and Methods: A Review of Selected Legislative Frameworks

 

Bruce McKenney

 

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Abstract

Environmental offsets seek to ensure that unavoidable adverse environmental impacts of development are counterbalanced by environmental gains, with the overall aim of achieving a net neutral or beneficial outcome. In line with sustainable development, offsets represent one important tool for maintaining or enhancing environmental values in situations where social and economic development is sought despite detrimental environmental impacts. Offsets are generally intended as an option for addressing residual environmental impacts of development, after efforts have been undertaken to avoid and minimize impacts.

 

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Release Date: March 2005
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