Assessing Global Land Use: Balancing Consumption with Sustainable Supply

 

 

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Launch of the Report, World Economic Forum, 24 January 2014

 

Assessing Global Land Use: Balancing Consumption with Sustainable Supply

"Recognizing that land is a finite resource, we need to become more efficient in the ways we produce, supply and consume our land-based products. We must be able to define and adhere to the boundaries within which the world can safely operate to save millions of hectares by 2050."

Achim Steiner, UN Under-Secretary General and Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme

 

Assessing Global Land Use: Balancing Consumption with Sustainable Supply

This report was produced by the Land and Soils Working Group of the International Resource Panel. It 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.

This report was produced by the Land and Soils Working Group of the International Resource Panel. It 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 globaltrends -population growth, urbanization, and changes in diets and consumption behaviors -on global land use dynamics, considering the consequences for biodiversity, the supply of food, fibers and fuel, and the long-lasting implications for resource security.

It is intended to support the international discussion and to providedecision makers in national and regional governments and NGOs with an overview of key challenges and possible options related to sustainable land use.

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