The role of offsets in compensating for damage in the coastal and marine environments

Paredes, Samantha Jane (2015) The role of offsets in compensating for damage in the coastal and marine environments. Masters by Research thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


This thesis examines the extent of which economic instruments can be used to minimise environmental damage in the coastal and marine environments, and the role of offsets to compensate for residual damage. Economic principles are used to review current command and control systems, potential incentive based mechanisms, and the development of appropriate offsets. Implementing offsets in the marine environment has a number of challenges, so alternative approaches may be necessary. The study finds that offsets in areas remote from the initial impact, or even to protect different species, may be acceptable provided they result in greater conservation benefits than the standard like-for-like offset. This study is particularly relevant for the design of offsets in the coastal and marine environments where there is limited scope for like-for-like offsets.

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ID Code: 86512
Item Type: QUT Thesis (Masters by Research)
Supervisor: Pascoe, Sean & Coglan, Louisa
Keywords: Choice Modelling, Coastal and Marine Environment, Dredging and Spoil Disposal, Environmental Offset, Incentive Based Mechanisms, Migratory Shorebirds, Stated Preference, Social acceptability of offsets, Value Equivalency Analysis, Willingness to accept
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Economics & Finance
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 24 Sep 2015 06:40
Last Modified: 25 Sep 2015 00:05

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