Fair and functional land use

Fair and functional land use

Wageningen Environmental Research studies the impact of land use and land cover change (LUCC) on the functioning of socioeconomic and environmental systems with important trade-offs for sustainability, food security, biodiversity and the vulnerability of people and ecosystems to global change impacts.

Key to understanding LUCC is to recognize the role of individual decision-makers bringing about change, through their decisions, on land resources and technologies. We provide planning support tools for insight in the consequences of decision-making by national governments, provinces and municipalities. Our added value lies in the fact that we connect the provision of data and maps with the development of a cross-sectoral participation and decision process. As such we develop and support a process of vision formulation (in the Netherlands: Omgevingsvisie), implementation and monitoring of the impact of land use decisions.

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