Prioritising indicators of cumulative socio-economic impacts to characterise rapid development of onshore gas resources

Uhlmann, Vikki, Rifkin, Will, Everingham, Jo-Anne, Head, Brian and May, Kylie (2014) Prioritising indicators of cumulative socio-economic impacts to characterise rapid development of onshore gas resources. The Extractive Industries and Society, 1 2: 189-199. doi:10.1016/j.exis.2014.06.001

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Author Uhlmann, Vikki
Rifkin, Will
Everingham, Jo-Anne
Head, Brian
May, Kylie
Title Prioritising indicators of cumulative socio-economic impacts to characterise rapid development of onshore gas resources
Journal name The Extractive Industries and Society
ISSN 2214-790X
2214-7918
Publication date 2014-11-01
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.exis.2014.06.001
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 1
Issue 2
Start page 189
End page 199
Total pages 11
Place of publication Amsterdam, Netherlands
Publisher Elsevier
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Abstract Rapid development of coal seam gas (CSG) extraction in Australia has been accompanied by significant socioeconomic impacts. Measures of these impacts, which are needed for planning and policy processes, can be captured in terms of indicators. The utility and practicality of using indicators in this way is explored here. This literature review establishes lessons for selecting a salient, credible and manageable suite of indicators that could be monitored to assess the cumulative social and economic impacts of CSG development in Queensland's Western Downs Regional Council local government area. This analysis suggests the process of establishing indicators is itself an exercise in inclusive dialogue and learning that must be focused on adaptation to the local context. It will benefit from collaboration among multiple stakeholders as well as technocratic input; and from applying an integrative, multi-dimensional framework capable of capturing local and regional scales and both quantitative and qualitative perspectives. Making such an inclusive, iterative, multi-faceted process manageable with limited resources necessitates a process of prioritising.
Keyword Indicators
Cumulative impacts
Socioeconomic effects
Coal Seam gas
Prioritising
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published online ahead of print 5 July 2014.

 
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Created: Thu, 10 Jul 2014, 02:14:38 EST by Vikki Uhlmann on behalf of Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining