Global Land Outlook 2
|Application type:||1. Global integrated assessment|
|Summary:||Land restoration has the potential to deliver multiple environmental and societal benefits simultaneously, making it a highly integrated solution for sustainable development. This study quantifies the potential effects of land restoration for soil, food, water, biodiversity and climate change at the global and regional levels, using three global land-use scenarios up to 2050.|
|Key publication(s):||Van der Esch et al., 2021|
|Referred by:||Agricultural economy, Land cover and land use, Land degradation, Land-use allocation|
This study quantifies the potential effects of land restoration at the global and regional levels. Three global land-use scenarios up to 2050 were constructed and analysed to provide a view of the extent and risks of land degradation, and to estimate the potential of land restoration compared to a future without restoration. These three scenarios are the Baseline, Restoration and Restoration & Protection scenarios. The effects of land restoration were assessed for natural area, biodiversity, soil organic carbon, agricultural yields, water regulation and carbon storage.