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The Resource Assessing global land use : balancing consumption with sustainable supply, [editor, International Resource Panel ; Working Group on Land and Soils ; lead authors Stefan Bringezu, Helmut Schütz, Walter Pengue, Meghan O'Brien, Fernando Garcia, Ralph Sims, Robert W. Howarth, Lea Kauppi, Mark Swilling, and Jeffrey Herrick]

Assessing global land use : balancing consumption with sustainable supply, [editor, International Resource Panel ; Working Group on Land and Soils ; lead authors Stefan Bringezu, Helmut Schütz, Walter Pengue, Meghan O'Brien, Fernando Garcia, Ralph Sims, Robert W. Howarth, Lea Kauppi, Mark Swilling, and Jeffrey Herrick]

Label
Assessing global land use : balancing consumption with sustainable supply
Title
Assessing global land use
Title remainder
balancing consumption with sustainable supply
Statement of responsibility
[editor, International Resource Panel ; Working Group on Land and Soils ; lead authors Stefan Bringezu, Helmut Schütz, Walter Pengue, Meghan O'Brien, Fernando Garcia, Ralph Sims, Robert W. Howarth, Lea Kauppi, Mark Swilling, and Jeffrey Herrick]
Contributor
Author
Editor
Issuing body
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Global land use plays a central role in determining our food, material and energy supply. Many countries have started to support the use of biomass for biofuels and biomaterials, and, at the same time, are becoming concerned about the increasing consequences of land competition, such as rising food prices, land use change, and land use intensification. Cropland expansion at the cost of tropical forests and savannahs induces severe changes in the living environment with uncertain repercussions. A central question is, thus, to what extent can global cropland expand to serve the growing demand for food and non-food biomass, while keeping the consequences of land use change, such as losses of biodiversity, at a tolerable level? This report 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 global trends--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 provide decision makers in national and regional governments and NGOs with an overview of key challenges and possible options related to sustainable land use."--P. [4] of cover
Cataloging source
DLC
Government publication
international or intergovernmental publication
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
HD111
LC item number
.A87 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Bringezu, Stefan
  • United Nations Environment Programme
  • United Nations Environment Programme
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Land use
  • Sustainability
  • Land use
  • Sustainability
Label
Assessing global land use : balancing consumption with sustainable supply, [editor, International Resource Panel ; Working Group on Land and Soils ; lead authors Stefan Bringezu, Helmut Schütz, Walter Pengue, Meghan O'Brien, Fernando Garcia, Ralph Sims, Robert W. Howarth, Lea Kauppi, Mark Swilling, and Jeffrey Herrick]
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Job Number: DTI/1658/PA"
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 112-130)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction -- Recent and long-term trends of global land use -- Factors driving increased demand for cropland -- Balancing consumption with sustainable production -- Options for sustaining global use of land
Control code
913644976
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
131 pages
Isbn
9789280733303
Lccn
2013441626
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)913644976
Label
Assessing global land use : balancing consumption with sustainable supply, [editor, International Resource Panel ; Working Group on Land and Soils ; lead authors Stefan Bringezu, Helmut Schütz, Walter Pengue, Meghan O'Brien, Fernando Garcia, Ralph Sims, Robert W. Howarth, Lea Kauppi, Mark Swilling, and Jeffrey Herrick]
Publication
Note
"Job Number: DTI/1658/PA"
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 112-130)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction -- Recent and long-term trends of global land use -- Factors driving increased demand for cropland -- Balancing consumption with sustainable production -- Options for sustaining global use of land
Control code
913644976
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
131 pages
Isbn
9789280733303
Lccn
2013441626
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)913644976

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