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SEMINAR: The acceptability of marine offsets and the social license to operate

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The acceptability of marine offsets and the social license to operate : Professor Michael Burton, School of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of Western Australia Other events...
This paper reports the results of a choice experiment to examine the features of marine offsets that the public finds acceptable. Offsets have become an established element of what is required if developments are to impose no net loss on the environment, once avoidance and mitigation activities have been undertaken. However, there are a number of means by which the same environmental outcome can be achieved. We explore the consequences for public acceptance of different designs of offsets relating to migratory shorebirds with respect to the proportion of direct and compensatory offsets, the geographical location at which the offset takes place, and the possibility of substituting species. Within the survey used we also develop a measure of the oil and gas industries Social License to Operate. We explore whether this measure has an impact on the probability of rejecting the development as a whole, as well as its impact on acceptability of attributes within the offset design. The paper concludes with implications for the further use of marine offsets.

Professor Michael Burton works in the area of environmental valuation, and is currently working on a project valuing marine biodiversity as part of the National Environmental Research Program Marine Biodiversity Hub.
Speaker(s) Professor Michael Burton, School of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of Western Australia
Location Agriculture Lecture Theatre, University of Western Australia
Contact Fiona Gibson <[email protected]>
URL https://www.are.uwa.edu.au/research/seminars
Start Fri, 28 Mar 2014 11:00
End Fri, 28 Mar 2014 11:45
Submitted by Fiona Gibson <[email protected]>
Last Updated Wed, 26 Mar 2014 09:28
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