Providing a marine context for offsets and social values - Fact sheet

Offsets are defined as measures that compensate for the residual impacts of an action on the environment. The Environmental Offsets Policy outlines when and how offsets may be used under the EPBC Act 1999. Experience with offsets in the marine environment is relatively undeveloped and their design and implementation in this context poses particular challenges. This NERP Marine Biodiversity Hub project addresses the practical issue of how both the policy and calculator can be used in the marine environment.

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