Cover of publication Texte 80/2017 Development of consumption-based land use indicators
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Development of consumption-based land use indicators


With our demand for food, feed, energetic and material use of biomass extensive land use is associated, both at home and abroad. This entails considerable environmental effects. Therefore, land use should be measured more in detail. In this research project, area based land footprint indicators of biomass consumption were further developed and calculated based on global data sets. The detailed results show the land footprint, broken down by origin, type and use, partly in time series. Central indicators are the cropland, grassland and forest land footprint. Furthermore a first approach was made to develop impact oriented footprint indicators.

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Texte | 80/2017
Number of pages
38
Year of publication
Author(s)
Martin Bruckner, Stefan Giljum, Günther Fischer, Sylvia Tramberend, Stephanie Wunder, Timo Kaphengst
Language
Englisch
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3711 12 102 2
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Umweltbundesamt
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