Scenarios on land sharing and land sparing in five European case studies

5 case studies in Europe, who followed the same scenario appraoch.
The Mostviertel in Austria (3359 km²), the Broye catchment in Switzerland (635 km²), Middle Mulde river basin in Germany (1624 km²), the Kromme Rijn in the Netherlands (219 km²) and the Cega-Eresma Adaja basin in Spain (7854 km²). All regions are characterized by agricultural land use but they are diverse with respect to size, climate, ecosystem services and biodiversity.

The scenario development was part of the research project TALE, which was funded through the 2013-14 Biodiversa/FACCE-JPI joint call for research proposals. The overarching goal was to develop participatory scenarios for land sharing and land sparing in each region, which are comparable with each other. To this end, we developed and followed a common scenario protocol and applied a hierarchical multi-scale scenario approach. In each case study, local stakeholders were involved in the scenario development.

Project facts

Germany

Middle Mulde river basin in Germany, Mostviertel in Austria, Broye catchment in Switzerland, Kromme Rijn in the Netherlands, Cega-Eresma Adaja basin in Spain

2018

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Katrin Karner

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21 januari 2021 11:00:00

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Scenarios on land sharing and land sparing in five European case studies

Resources

Karner, K. et al. 2019. Developing stakeholder-driven scenarios on land sharing and land sparing – Insights from five European case studies, Journal of Environmental Management 241, 488-500

Hagemann, N. et al. 2020. Bringing the sharing-sparing debate down to the ground—Lessons learnt for participatory scenario development, Land Use Policy 91, 104262

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