EPBC Act Environmental Offsets Policy, consultation draft – Sep 2011

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Environmental offsets are widely regarded as licences for destruction. We advocate measures to ensure that proposed offsets (to compensate for the residual impacts of approved developments) are genuinely compensatory, including an independent scientific panel to assess offset proposals.

Offsets focused on managing invasive species threats to biodiversity could achieve genuine compensation in some cases.


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