About 80% of Europe’s surface area is shaped by land use in cities, agriculture and forestry

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Date of Publication: November

Year of Publication: 2020-2022

Publisher: European Environment Agency EEA

Author(s): European Environment Information and Observation Network (Eionet)

We cannot live without well-managed, multi-functional lands

Land is the terrestrial foundation of society; it is the platform for infrastructure and for residential, commercial, and industrial areas, and is a source of economic growth.

However, an increasing share of our planet’s land area is in some way modified by human activities, leading to unsustainable changes in our landscapes. Together with climate change and severe weather events such as floods and drought, these changes stress land resources. In extreme cases, such changes might lead to unhealthy and degraded lands.

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