Legal issues in the design and implementation of environmental offset and environmental trading frameworks

Maguire, Rowena (2009) Legal issues in the design and implementation of environmental offset and environmental trading frameworks. Queensland Environmental Practice Reporter, 14(64), pp. 91-100.


The Queensland Government released its new Environmental Offset Policy in July 2008. This policy creates a set of overarching principles which are to be incorporated into existing environmental offset policy. This article is the final article in a set of three interrelated articles discussing the operation and implementation of environmental offsets in Queensland. The first article discusses the Environmental Offsets Discussion Paper and the existing environmental offset requirements. No significant changes have been made to these existing offset requirements under the new Environmental Offset Policy. This article also touches briefly on the legal issues associated with design and implementation of environmental offset and trading frameworks. The second article considered the compatibility of different land tenure arrangements in Queensland against the requirements for the creation and trade of environmental offsets. The third article being the present article, discusses the application of the new Environmental Offset Policy while also analysing the legal issues associated with environmental offsets in further detail.

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ID Code: 57937
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: No
Keywords: Offset, Environment, Implementation, Queensland, Legal
ISSN: 1323-7349
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > Environmental and Natural Resources Law (180111)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 Queensland Environmental Law Association
Deposited On: 08 Mar 2013 05:09
Last Modified: 22 May 2013 08:52

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