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Counterintuitive Proposals for Trans-boundary Ecological Compensation Under ‘No Net Loss’ Biodiversity Policy

Joseph William Bull, Anna Lou Abatayo () and Niels Strange

Ecological Economics, 2017, vol. 142, issue C, 185-193

Abstract: ‘No net loss’ (NNL) policies involve quantifying biodiversity impacts associated with economic development, and implementing commensurate conservation gains to balance losses. Local stakeholders are often affected by NNL biodiversity trades. But to what extent are NNL principles intuitive to stakeholders when they are not experts? We surveyed 691 students with limited or no knowledge of NNL policy across three countries, eliciting perceptions of what constitutes sufficient ecological compensation for forest habitat losses from infrastructure development.

Keywords: Biodiversity offset; Counterfactual; Mitigation hierarchy; Multiplier (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
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