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Title (Primary) Focus on cross-scale feedbacks in global sustainable land management
Author Seppelt, R.; Verburg, P.H.; Norström, A.; Cramer, W.; Václavík, T.;
Journal Environmental Research Letters
Year 2018
Department CLE;
Volume 13
Issue 9
Language englisch;
POF III (all) T12;
Keywords place-based research; transferability; land use; tele-coupling; scenario analysis
UFZ wide themes GLUES;
Abstract Human land-use activities have transformed most of the Earth's land surface (Foley et al 2005, Ellis 2011, Gauthier et al 2015). While land-use activities differ in many ways across the world, their combined impact is becoming a force of global importance. Consequently, sustainable land management has been identified as a key lever for achieving global sustainability. For example, six out of 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs), adopted in the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, relate directly to land management: (i) land management is key for providing goods and services for humankind relating to 'zero hunger' (SDG 2); (ii) land management is responsible for 20%–40% of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions relating to 'climate action' (SDG 13), and (iii) land management is a major driver of biodiversity loss relating to 'life of land' (SDG 15). Indirectly, land management affects 'affordable clean energy' (SDG 7) and 'sustainable cities and communities' (SDG 11).
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Seppelt, R., Verburg, P.H., Norström, A., Cramer, W., Václavík, T. (2018):
Focus on cross-scale feedbacks in global sustainable land management
Environ. Res. Lett. 13 (9), art. 090402