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PRospective Environmental analysis of Land Use Development in Europe (PRELUDE)

Data Source: EFI EUROFOREST Portal
TitlePRospective Environmental analysis of Land Use Development in Europe (PRELUDE)
CreatorEuropean Environment Agency (EEA)
DescriptionPRELUDE describes possible scenarios for future land-use change and its consequences for the environment. The time horizon is 2035. PRELUDE is aimed at policy makers and interest groups concerned with agriculture, rural development, spatial planning and climate change. The project provides a context against which the impact of environmental policy initiatives can be judged. The project explores five possible futures for a Europe that is experiencing major changes in the way we use our land. In each scenario, factors, including demographic trends, spatial planning patterns, agricultural policy, climate change and other key driving forces, lead to changes in land use and land cover. This results in a range of impacts on biodiversity, water quality, flooding, greenhouse gas emissions, soil erosion, and landscape identity.
Keywordsscenarios; futures; land use; land-use change; environmental impact; environmental policy
TypeInformation services, Projects, Publications
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 Published: August 12 2011