Title: Landscapes in transition - An account of 25 years of land cover change in Europe 
Resource Type: document --> technical publication --> report 
Country: European Union 
Language(s): English
 
Year: 2017 
Author 1/Producer: European Environment Agency 
Author / Producer Type: Agency, regulator or other governmental or inter-governmental body 
Report/Document number/description: EEA Report No 10/2017 
Publisher Country: European Union 
Publisher web link (root): https://www.eea.europa.eu
Report / download web link (=direct link): https://www.eea.europa.eu/publications/landscapes-in-transit ...  
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Brownfields
Contaminated land-->stats, registers, inventories etc
 
Short description: New data on land cover change in Europe up to 2012 show that total land cover change increased from the 2000‑2006 period to the 2006‑2012 period. There are indications that land use is changing even faster, e.g. through changes in agricultural practices, with a time lag of several years before the change is reflected and discernible in the land cover and landscape. Almost all trends in land cover change in Europe have been consistent throughout the 1990‑2012 period and show persistent conversion of agricultural land into man‑made surfaces, such as urban areas and infrastructure facilities. Land cover changes related to forest management remain largest in terms of total turnover. 
Submitted By: Professor Paul Bardos WhoDoesWhat?      Last update: 09/10/2017