Offsetting cumulative impacts of multiple developments: sequential vs strategic approaches - Fact sheet

This work explores different approaches to offsetting  in the context of the cumulative impacts of multiple  developments over time. It looks at the effects of two types of delays. The first is delay in the recovery of  ecological  systems and associated ecosystem services following implementation of an offset . The second is delays in management action to restore impacted habitats after development. We compare four different offset strategies using a simplified model of a human/environmental system.

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