Environmental compensation is a technique used by central and local government under resource management legislation, which seeks to remedy the loss of environmental resources resulting from activities with adverse effects. The technique is used in a number of countries such as USA, Germany, Holland and New Zealand.[1]


  1. Royal New Zealand Institute of Horticulture: Conference 2003: Environmental Compensation as a Planning Tool for Protecting Urban Biodiversity within the Framework of the RMA 1991, Ali Memon & Nancy Borrie

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