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Degradation (Land use)

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Interpretation of theme:
Is item of theme: Land use

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Degradation (Land use) associations

Policy themes are used to classify Key policy issues and policy interventions. The tables below contain the issues and interventions associated with theme item Degradation (Land use).

Associated Key policy issues and their components

ComponentDescription
Carbon cycle and natural vegetation What opportunities exist to reduce land-use related carbon emissions (e.g. REDD) and even enhance the carbon uptake through the establishment of new forests.
Land degradation What are the future risks of soil degradation?
Land degradation In what parts of the world have human-induced changes in land and soil conditions occurred?
Land degradation To what extent are ecosystem functions lost by soil degradation, adding to local and global concerns about food security, biodiversity loss and climate change?

Associated policy interventions, their components and the affected components

Policy interventionDescriptionImplemented inAffects component
Implementation of sustainability criteria in bio-energy production Sustainability criteria that could become binding for dedicated bio-energy production, such as the restrictive use of water-scarce or degraded areas.