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Land cover (NB)

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Interpretation of theme:
Is item of theme: Nature and biodiversity

Related overviews

Land cover (NB) 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 Land cover (NB).

Associated Key policy issues and their components

ComponentDescription
Aquatic biodiversity How will the biodiversity in freshwater bodies develop in the absence of additional policies and measures?
Crops and grass How will agriculture affect the Earth system with respect to carbon emissions, freshwater availability and nutrient cycles?

Associated policy interventions, their components and the affected components

Policy interventionDescriptionImplemented inAffects component
Enlarge protected areas Increase in areas with protected status, as well the size of the areas as the numer of parks.
Implementation of biofuel targets Policies to enhance the use of biofuels, especially in the transport sector. In the Agricultural economy component only 'first generation' crops are taken into account. The policy is implemented as a budget-neutral policy from government perspective, e.g. a subsidy is implemented to achieve a certain share of biofuels in fuel production and an end-user tax is applied to counterfinance the implemented subsidy.