Factors influencing compensation demanded for environmental impacts generated by different economic activities

Virna Vaneza Gutiérrez, Luis Abdón Cifuentes, Nicolás C. Bronfman

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This work advances the understanding of compensation demanded for environmental impacts on atmosphere, lakes and rivers, soil, and ocean generated by mining, urban, fishing and agriculture activities. Our aims are to determine whether compensation demanded depends on the standard variables used in the field of risk perception (as perceived risk, public acceptability and trust in regulating authorities), and to explore whether these relationships depend on the environment affected and on the economic activity generating the impacts. General Linear Models were used to analyze survey responses from 427 citizens of Santiago, Chile. Results showed that compensation demanded depends on perceived risk, acceptability, and on the economic activity, but not on the environment affected. Acceptability depends on trust in authorities, on perceived risk and on the economic activity. Perceived risk depends on trust, the economic activity and the environment affected. Overall, environmental impacts from the mining industry are perceived as riskier, less acceptable, and have a higher compensation demanded than those generated by the other sectors. These results suggest that to achieve sustainable development, regulations should consider not only environmental impacts but also the economic activity originating them.

IdiomaEnglish
Páginas9608-9627
Número de páginas20
PublicaciónSustainability (Switzerland)
Volumen7
Número de edición7
DOI
EstadoPublished - 2015

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economic activity
environmental impact
Environmental impact
Economics
Compensation and Redress
economics
risk perception
mining industry
fishing
sustainable development
agriculture
atmosphere
lake
ocean
river
soil
public
regulation
citizen
Public risks

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    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law
    • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
    • Geography, Planning and Development

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    Factors influencing compensation demanded for environmental impacts generated by different economic activities. / Gutiérrez, Virna Vaneza; Cifuentes, Luis Abdón; Bronfman, Nicolás C.

    En: Sustainability (Switzerland), Vol. 7, N.º 7, 2015, p. 9608-9627.

    Resultado de la investigación: Research - revisión exhaustivaArticle

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