Energy Systems and Sustainable Land Use: The Good, the Bad, and the Unexpected
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- May 10, 2021 12:43 pm GMTMay 9, 2021 3:55 pm GMT
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An often overlooked element of sustainability engineering and science is sustainable land use or sustainable land management (SLM). The United Nations defines sustainable land use as “the use of land resources, including soils, water, animals and plants, for the production of goods to meet changing human needs, while simultaneously ensuring the long-term productive potential of these resources and the maintenance of their environmental functions.”
It is important to appreciate that virgin ecosystems or lands associated with indigenous peoples are essential for assimilating atmospheric carbon dioxide.