Assessing Global Land Use: balancing consumption with sustainable supply

Assessing Global Land Use: balancing consumption with sustainable supply

Global cropland is expanding. Changing trends in both the production and consumption of land-based products are increasing pressure on land resources across the globe. This report discusses the need and options to balance consumption with sustainable production. It focuses on land-based products (food, fuels and fibre) and describes methods which enable countries to determine whether their consumption levels exceed sustainable supply capacities. Strategies and measures are outlined which will allow adjusting the policy framework to balance consumption with these capacities.

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Author(s)

UNEP International Resource Panel

Keywords

Land use

Year

2015

Publication Type

Report