LUC4c: net climate forcing

LUC4C - assessing the net climate forcing, and options for climate change mitigation and adaptation

Time span of the project    2017
Contact person
Prof Peter Verburg
Project partners
15 partners from 11 countries, including one partner each from Russia, from China, South Africa and the U.S.A. See  
Project sponsorEU-FP7


LUC4C will advance our fundamental knowledge of the climate change - land use change interactions, and develop a framework for the synthesis of complex earth system science into guidelines that are of practical use for policy and societal stakeholders.
Our aim is to identify the beneficial and detrimental aspects of alternative land use options. To do so, we work on improving and evaluating a suite of modelling approaches at different levels of integration and complexity. My part in the project is to simulate future demands for food (crops and livestock products), while considering the reality of limited water resources. This demanded improving land system modeling, as such models until now did not take into account water resources when simulating future cropland expansion and intensification.

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