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Title: Environmental property rights in Australia: Constructing a new Tower of Babel
Contributor(s): Martin, Paul  (author)orcid ; Kennedy, Amanda L  (author); Page, John (author); Williams, Jacqueline  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2013
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Abstract: An argument for market-based approaches to environmental conservation is the expectation that a property rights approach can achieve environmental goals efficiently, provide new sources of funds, and allow industry to find cost-effective solutions to environmental harms. It is also argued that property rights-based approaches minimise the risk of the "tragedy of the commons" and ensure resources are put to the highest value use. Legal property interests are thus fundamental to an "environmental economy". However, this article argues that the proliferation of environmental market instruments and incentive programs in Australia has the potential to create unexpected legal complexities, largely due to a failure to account for the interactions between property interests.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Environmental and Planning Law Journal, 30(6), p. 531-552
Publisher: Lawbook Co
Place of Publication: Australia
ISSN: 0813-300X
Fields of Research (FoR) 2008: 180111 Environmental and Natural Resources Law
Fields of Research (FoR) 2020: 480204 Mining, energy and natural resources law
480203 Environmental law
480202 Climate change law
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 960799 Environmental Policy, Legislation and Standards not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020: 190299 Environmental policy, legislation and standards not elsewhere classified
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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