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Assessing global Land Use: Balancing consumption with sustainable supply

Assessing global Land Use: Balancing consumption with sustainable supply
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). January 2014
  • This report explores how the management of land-based biomass production and consumption can be developed towards a higher degree of sustainability across different scales: from the sustainable management of soils on the field to the sustainable management of global land use as a whole. Specifically, this report looks at the impacts of global trends - population growth, urbanization, and changes in diets and consumption behaviors - on global land use dynamics, considering the consequences for biodiversity, the supply of food, fibres and fuel, and the long-lasting implications for resource security. In Chapter 3.5 specific emphasis is given to renewable energy and land use, discussing the impact of hydropower reservoir projects.
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Climate change, Ecosystems, Energy, Food security, Human resources, Land degradation, Land management, Monitoring
  • Main target audience: Governments, Land-use planners, Policy makers
  • Main purpose: Assessment, Impact evaluation, Reporting on project findings/outputs, Stimulate debate
  • Type of resource: Assessment report, Global report, Impact study, Indicators
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Published in 2015