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Improvement of the Land Footprint Methodology Through Impact Oriented Land Use Indicators – International Expert Workshop

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Improvement of the Land Footprint Methodology Through Impact Oriented Land Use Indicators – International Expert Workshop

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Berlin, Germany

The pressure on land resources to provide biomass for food, feed, material and energy is increasing. As the products are traded globally the related environmental and social impacts elsewhere are hardly visible and regionally decoupled.

Land footprints and their impact-oriented extensions can provide a useful assessment of consumption related environmental impacts on land.

While the first area-based indicators, i.e. indicators using hectares as their accounting unit, have already been developed more than a decade ago, impact-oriented indicators are just recently discussed in academia and policy contexts.

The focus of the expert was to discuss potential approaches for the further development of the land footprint methodology. In particular, the question which environmental impact-oriented indicators are available and useful to accompany the land footprint approach were discussed.

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Keighley McFarland
Sarina Bstieler
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Berlin, Germany
Language
English
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25
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resource efficiency, land use, agriculture, forestry, sustainability, indicators
Europe