The Economics of Land Degradation: An Issue Paper for Global Soil Week, Berlin November 18. – 22., 2012Key objectives of this Issue Paper and of a proposed related global assessment of the Economics of Land Degradation (ELD) are: first, to raise awareness about the need for and role of an assessment of the economic, social and environmental costs of land degradation; and second, to propose and illustrate a scientific framework to conduct such an assessment, based on the costs of action versus inaction against land degradation. Preliminary findings suggest that the costs of inaction are much higher than the costs of action.
|Biodiversity; Climate Change; Drought; Food; Poverty Reduction|
|Joachim von Braun, Nicolas Gerber, Alisher Mirzabaev, Ephraim Nkonya|
|Economics of Land Degradation|
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