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Assessing human and environmental pressures of global land-use change 2000–2010

  • Felix Creutzig (a1) (a2), Christopher Bren d'Amour (a1) (a2), Ulf Weddige (a1), Sabine Fuss (a1) (a3), Tim Beringer (a1) (a4), Anne Gläser (a1), Matthias Kalkuhl (a1) (a5), Jan Christoph Steckel (a1) (a2) (a6), Alexander Radebach (a1) (a2) and Ottmar Edenhofer (a1) (a2) (a6)...

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Global land is turning into an increasingly scarce resource. We here present a comprehensive assessment of co-occuring land-use change from 2000 until 2010, compiling existing spatially explicit data sources for different land uses, and building on a rich literature addressing specific land-use changes in all world regions. This review systematically categorizes patterns of land use, including regional urbanization and agricultural expansion but also globally telecoupled land-use change for all world regions. Managing land-use change patterns across the globe requires global governance.

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