How much and in what proportions is agricultural, forest and other semi-natural and natural land being taken for urban and other artificial land development?

Policy Question
Indicator codes: Outlook 046

Key messages

(05 Jul 2010)


In the European region agricultural activity leads to expanding agricultural areas over the 2000-2050 period, while in Russian Federation and North Asia region  the amount of arable land is decreasing, as land is taken out of production. This land is available for restoration of natural biomes, mainly boreal and temperate forests, steppe and grasslands. (Assessment was created in 2007)

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