Land Cover Change and Conversions Methodology and Results for OECD and G20 Countries

Changes in the biophysical characteristics of natural habitats - that can be measured with data on land cover - are the best proxy to monitor pressures on ecosystems and biodiversity. This paper presents a suite of indicators that track land cover change over time in a globally consistent manner. Th...

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Main Author: Haščič, Ivan
Other Authors: Mackie, Alexander
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Paris OECD Publishing 2018
Series:OECD Green Growth Papers
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Collection: OECD Books and Papers - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:Changes in the biophysical characteristics of natural habitats - that can be measured with data on land cover - are the best proxy to monitor pressures on ecosystems and biodiversity. This paper presents a suite of indicators that track land cover change over time in a globally consistent manner. The indicators, including an OECD Green Growth headline indicator, represent the Organisation's most recent effort to monitor pressures on ecosystems and biodiversity, using state-of-the-art data and techniques. Results are presented for OECD and G20 countries over 1992-2015 using global multi-period datasets
Physical Description:60 p