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  1. Library Resource

    Land Use Policy Volume 47

    Peer-reviewed publication
    September, 2015
    United Kingdom, Ireland, United States of America

    Globally, there is growing demand for increased agricultural outputs. At the same time, the agricultural industry is expected to meet increasingly stringent environmental targets. Thus, there is an urgent pressure on the soil resource to deliver multiple functions simultaneously. The Functional Land Management framework (Schulte et al., 2014) is a conceptual tool designed to support policy making to manage soil functions to meet these multiple demands. This paper provides a first example of a practical application of the Functional Land Management concept relevant to policy stakeholders.

  2. Library Resource

    Land Use Policy Volume 58

    Peer-reviewed publication
    December, 2016
    United Kingdom, Ireland, United States of America

    Recent forecasts show a need to increase agricultural production globally by 60% from 2005 to 2050, in order to meet a rising demand from a growing population. This poses challenges for scientists and policy makers to formulate solutions on how to increase food production and simultaneously meet environmental targets such as the conservation and protection of water, the conservation of biodiversity, and the mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions.

  3. Library Resource

    Volume 9 Issue 12

    Peer-reviewed publication
    December, 2020
    Canada, Ireland, Poland, United States of America

    Visual pollution (VP) in the form of outdoor advertisements (OA) is a threat to landscape physiognomy. Despite their proven usefulness in landscape aesthetic studies, landscape metrics have not yet been applied to address the phenomenon of VP. To fill this knowledge gap, a methodological framework for the measurement of VP using tangential view landscape metrics is proposed, which is accompanied by statistically significant proofs.

  4. Library Resource

    Volume 9 Issue 8

    Peer-reviewed publication
    August, 2020
    Canada, Germany, United Kingdom, Ireland, United States of America

    The surrounding landscape of ancient Pergamon is characterized by several mountain ranges, the Bakırçay Valley and River and the Aegean coastline. The accessibility of this region was vital for the city since it provided food and resources as well as trade, communication and military movements, all facilitated by a well-developed route network. Despite the importance of roads for the development and prosperity of the city, the ancient route network is still widely unexplored and archeological evidence of roads is extremely rare.

  5. Library Resource

    Volume 9 Issue 5

    Peer-reviewed publication
    May, 2020
    Canada, Ireland, Norway, United States of America

    Measuring, monitoring, and managing biodiversity across agricultural regions depends on methods that can combine high-resolution mapping of landscape patterns with local biodiversity observations. This study explores the potential to monitor biodiversity in agricultural landscapes by linking high-resolution remote sensing with passive acoustic monitoring.

  6. Library Resource

    Volume 8 Issue 1

    Peer-reviewed publication
    January, 2019
    Ireland

    In this article, we first summarise trends of land use changes and urbanisation in Ireland since 1990 using data from the Corine Land Cover program. In doing so, we compare the developments in Ireland with other European countries. Second, we propose a statistical test for the presence of sprawl using conditional and unconditional convergence tests. The two-part empirical analysis allows us to establish that Ireland has experienced a substantial loss of non-urban land in recent decades.

  7. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2000
    Finland, Ireland, Europe, Western Europe

    Ireland has a rapidly expanding forest estate which covers some 9/ of the land area. It is government policy to increase this to 17/ by the year 2030. Preliminary studies suggest that forestry activities have the potential to contribute significantly to the mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions. Although some studies have been carried out the determination of the carbon stores and sinks in Irish forests will require a considerable research effort in the future.

  8. Library Resource
    Institutional & promotional materials
    October, 2018
    Tunisia, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Somalia, Zambia, Benin, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Colombia, Laos, Pakistan, Finland, Ireland, Sweden, United Kingdom, Italy, Belgium, France, Germany, Switzerland

    The leaflet will provide an overview of in-country projects and achevements as well as regional initiatives. Articles include but are not limited to: Community lands at the core of Kenya’s new legal reforms; The Voluntary Guidelines: an instrumental tool in the pursuit of climate mitigation goals and REDD+; Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure: an opportunity for peacebuilding in Colombia; Strengthening collaboration for the successful implementation of Sierra Leone’s Na tional Land Policy ; Enhancing food security through land policy reform in Somalia.

  9. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    April, 2018
    France, Estonia, Belgium, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Croatia, Albania, Ukraine, Denmark, Belarus, Portugal, Poland, Cyprus, Ireland, Canada, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Finland, Armenia, Czech Republic

    Rapport de la session conjointe du Comité des forêts et de l'industrie forestière et de la Commission européenne des forêts<p></p>Varsovie, Pologne<p></p>9-13 octobre 2017

  10. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    October, 2018
    Nepal, Switzerland, Tanzania, Philippines, Mali, China, Italy, Indonesia, Ireland, Japan, Gabon, Ethiopia, Cameroon, Mexico, Thailand, Kenya

    大约三年前,各国领导人就联合国《2030可持续发展议程》及其17个可持续发展目标达成一致,自此该议程和目标成为指导全球发展政策的核心框架。本版《世界森林状况》旨在加强我们对森林及其可持续经营如何为实现多项可持续发展目标做出贡献的理解。对世界森林而言,时间紧迫:我们必须开展跨部门协作,把利益相关方集合起来,尽快采取行动。《2018年世界森林状况》确定了可采取的行动,以增强森林和树木为加快实现可持续发展目标所必需做出的贡献。现在必须采取措施以更有效地与私有部门合作,必须对非正规部门进行改革,以实现更广泛的经济、社会和环境效益。七十年前,当联合国粮农组织完成其第一次世界森林资源评估的时候,主要关注在于是否有足够的木材来满足全球需求;而现在,我们则认识到森林和树木具有更为显著的全球意义。《2018年世界森林状况》第一次就森林和树木对景观和生计的贡献进行了评估。本报告目的是让更多读者了解森林和树木对人类、地球和子孙后代的重大意义。

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