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Title: Offsets the Queensland Way Development of the Queensland Government Environmental Offsets Policy
Authors: Driml, Sally
Clouston, Beth
Bortman, Amy
Authors (Email): Driml, Sally (sally.driml@epa.qld.gov.au)
Clouston, Beth (beth.clouston@epa.qld.gov.au)
Amy, Bortman (amy.bortman@epa.qld.gov.au)
Keywords: environment
offsets
policy
market based instruments.
Issue Date: 2009
Abstract: The Queensland Government Environmental Offsets Policy provides an overarching framework for environmental offsets in Queensland. The policy provides a consistent and transparent approach to the use of offsets. It contains principles and guidelines for developing and applying more detailed ‘specific-issue’ policies for offsetting important environmental values such as vegetation or fish habitats. Currently, offsets use in Queensland can be characterised as a compliance mechanism as they are required to meet development conditions. Developers will face higher costs if they need an offset and this provides a greater incentive to avoid and minimise impacts on areas with significant environmental values. The paper canvasses opportunities to now move to develop efficient offset markets in Queensland.
URI: http://purl.umn.edu/48378
Institution/Association: Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society>2009 Conference (53rd), February 11-13, 2009, Cairns, Australia
Total Pages: 8
Collections:2009 Conference (53rd), February 11-13, 2009, Cairns, Australia

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