ETC/ULS report on land degradation published -
space4environment contributed to the recent ETC/ULS report "Land degradation knowledge base"
Land degradation is recognised as a threat to the European and global ecosystems and their condition, with direct relevance to climate change adaptation, human well-being, food-security and social welfare. However, objectives to halt and revert land degradation as well as the topics of land and soil are dispersed over a range of strategic documents and policy guidelines at the EU. The recently published ETC/ULS report "Land degradation knowledge base: policy, concepts and data" (Link to report), which contains contributions from space4environment, aims at providing an overview of the current knowledge regarding land degradation from different perspectives, such as the current policy context, current approaches towards land degradation mapping and their evolution over time, depicting the potentials of remote sensing, explaining the concept of Land Degradation Neutrality, and proposing the way forward through establishing an Integrated Land Systems Data Platform to support the mapping of land degradation impacts on ecosystem services.