Professor of Environmental Law, Faculty of Law, University of Tasmania
Jan McDonald is New Star Professor of Environmental Law at the University of Tasmania’s Faculty of Law. She has taught, researched and published widely across a range of environmental law issues, with a particular interest in law reform to promote socio-ecological resilience to the impacts of climate change. Jan is immediate Part President of the National Environmental Law Association and has served as a member of the Tasmanian Climate Action Council.
[How] can biodiversity offset policies promote conservation on private land?
This presentation explores the relationship between biodiversity offsetting policies and private land conservation. Biodiversity offsetting has become an essential tool of major project approvals processes in cases where the impacts of a development cannot be avoided or mitigated. The use of offsets to compensate for the “residual” biodiversity loss from a new development has become […]