The latest EUCalc expert consultation workshop on “The future of land use, water and biodiversity in Europe” took place in London on the 19-20 September 2018
Hosted by the Imperial College London the workshop focussed on the Land, Water & Biodiversity module of the European Calculator.
The critical role of the Land, Water & Biodiversity module is to define the scope of action and to allow users of the future Calculator to simulate a number of Land, Water & Biodiversity trajectories and their associated greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, according to different demands for products (goods and services) by 2050 and beyond.
Examples of questions that were addressed during the workshop included the following:
- What are the critical trade-offs and synergies to consider in terms of land use change and emissions? How can multiple competing uses for land (e.g., biodiversity, food production,energy provision, production of bio-materials, water use, urbanization, mitigation, adaptation) be prioritized and parameterized in the calculator?
- To what extent should consideration of global biodiversity be taken into account in the calculator – either through supply chain, land competition or from climate change perspective?
- What are the key practices to consider in terms of agricultural, fishery and forestry practices (e.g. agroforestry, multiple cropping, aquaculture, and so on)? To what extent these practices may affect bioenergy and biomaterial potentials, land-use, water and biodiversity, GHG emissions and so on?
An overview of the outputs of the workshop and key considerations regarding next steps will be made available soon, while the workshop agenda, pre-read material and presentations delivered can be found below:
- Agenda: EUCalc_Land Use Water Biodiversity Workshop_Agenda (pdf, 312KB);
- Pre-read document for the workshop: EUCALC_WP4 Wokshop_Land-Use_Biodiversity_Pre-reading_Material (pdf, 972KB);
- Impact of land use and climate change on Europe’s water resources (Prof. Dr. Ad de Roo) 20180920_DeRoo (pdf, 8.4MB)
- Global perspectives and challenges to common assumptions about land-use change, water and biodiversity (Keith L. Kline) Kline final for EUCalc on LUC issues London UK 20 Sept 2018 (pdf, 4.5MB)
For any inquiries please contact: Onesmus Mwabonje at firstname.lastname@example.org