Title: Unlocking the sustainable potential of land resources
Authors: HERRICK JeffARNALDS OlafurBESTELMEYER BBRINGEZU StefanHAN GJOHNSON MatthewKIMITI DLU YiheMONTANARELLA LucaPENGUE WTOTH GergelyTUKAHIRWA JURAMA KVELAYUTHAM MZHANG L.ZELEKE G
Publisher: United Nations Environment Programme, UNEP
Publication Year: 2016
JRC N°: JRC102165
ISBN: 978-92-807-3578-9
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC102165
Type: Books
Abstract: This report provides an introduction to land evaluation systems, strategies and tools necessary for “development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” The text focuses strongly on how to better match land use with its sustainable potential, in order to reduce the amount of land required to meet human needs, minimize land degradation, and cost-effectively restore already degraded lands. The report provides information that private landowners can use to increase long-term productivity and profitability, while at the same time addressing global objectives defined through land-related Sustainable Development Goals, and particularly 15.3 (land degradation neutrality).
JRC Directorate:Sustainable Resources

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