New EEA Briefing & ETC/ULS Report on „Land cover accounts" -

New EEA Briefing and ETC/ULS Report on „Land cover accounts – an approach to geospatial environmental accounting” published


New EEA Briefing and ETC/ULS Report on „Land cover accounts – an approach to geospatial environmental accounting” published

Map - Land converted to urban areas in the EEA-39, 2000-2018

Land converted to urban areas in the EEA-39, 2000-2018

Land use and land use change are fundamental for sustainable resource use and the delivery of ecosystem services, including the provision of food, nutrient cycling and climate change mitigation through carbon sequestration. Only if land use and its impacts are properly addressed is progress towards sustainable development in Europe possible. Land-use related policies require the development of harmonised datasets, transparent methodologies and easily interpretable statistics. Land accounts fit the bill, describing how land resource stocks change over time. The new EEA briefing, which is based on an ETC/ULS Report, both co-authored by space4environment, describes the use of the EEA’s Integrated Data Platform and CORINE Land cover data for transparent, repeatable and efficient land accounting.