Title: Potential Synergies Between Existing Multilateral Environmental Agreements in the Implementation of Land Use, Land-Use Change and Forestry Activities
Citation: ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & POLICY vol. 10 p. 335-352
Publication Year: 2007
JRC N°: JRC37687
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC37687
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: There is potential for synergy between the global environmental conventions on climate change, biodiversity and desertification: changes in land management and land use undertaken to reduce net greenhouse gas emissions can simultaneously deliver positive outcomes for conservation of biodiversity, and mitigation of desertification and land degradation. However, while there can be complementarities between the three environmental goals, there are often tradeoffs. Thus, the challenge lies in developing land use policies that promote optimal environmental outcomes, and in implementing these locally to promote sustainable development. The paper considers synergies and tradeoffs in implementing land use measures to address the objectives of the three global environmental conventions, both froman environmental and economic perspective. The intention is to provide environmental scientists and policy makers with a broad overview of these considerations, and the benefits of addressing the conventions simultaneously.
JRC Directorate:Sustainable Resources

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