The project is based on a successful research conducted by a consortium consisting of the Europe Research Institute (SERI), IIASA, and the Ecologic Institute of Berlin. The Consortium was invited to submit a more detailed Stage 2 proposal to the Environmental Agency of Germany (UBA) on development of more detailed land use indicators to describe the intensity of land use and its interaction and intervention with ecosystems.
IIASA’s part of the analysis will develop land use indicators describing the complex land-food-water-energy nexus by applying the ecologic-economic modeling framework which includes three main components:
The LANDFLOW methodology, which tracks “total land” and “deforested land” embodied in agricultural and forestry products from primary production in the country of origin to final utilization, will be amended by relevant land intensity indicators, including irrigation water use, carbon content and nutrients (nitrogen, phosphorus).
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Emeritus Research Scholar Water Security Research Group - Biodiversity and Natural Resources Program
01.10.2013 - 31.12.2015
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
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