Bookcover of Integrated Sustainability Assessment of Land-Use Strategies in the UK
Booktitle:

Integrated Sustainability Assessment of Land-Use Strategies in the UK

Towards Environmentally and Economically Sustainable Land-Use Systems

LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing (2016-08-08 )

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ISBN-13:

978-3-659-93378-3

ISBN-10:
3659933783
EAN:
9783659933783
Book language:
English
Blurb/Shorttext:
In view of the competing demands on land to feed people adequately, sustain biodiversity and ecosystem services and mitigate climate change, there is a clear need for a systematic basis for allocating land use with respect to economic and environmental objectives. This study formulates an integrated environmental and economic assessment of the global consequences of changing current land use in the UK with different land-use strategies for food, feed, fuel, timber and carbon sink. Novel operational approaches are applied in the characterisation of the main land-use strategies in the UK. Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is used for the environmental assessment, with emphasis on ecosystem carbon balances as the contribution to both global climate change and ecosystem services and biodiversity impacts. A parallel economic assessment is integrated with LCA. Several changes in land use and management on current cropland are assessed, as is the expansion of cropland onto set-aside and permanent grassland. The consequential assessment showed that indirect effects are relevant and ought to be considered when assessing land-use strategies.
Publishing house:
LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
Website:
https://www.lap-publishing.com/
By (author) :
Miguel Brandão
Number of pages:
92
Published on:
2016-08-08
Stock:
Available
Category:
Agriculture, horticulture, forestry, fishery, nutrition
Price:
39.90 €
Keywords:
life cycle assessment, integrated assessment, sustainability assessment, LCA, land use, Climate change, Ecosystem services, biodiversity, Carbon Cycle, consequential modelling, United Kingdom

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