Global Land Project

Type of Structure: program
Regional Scope: global
Parent Organisations: FutureEarth
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Duration : 2004 to present
Contact Address: no office contact defined

General information and objectives

The Global Land Project (GLP) is a research project focused on land systems and is the successor of the IHDP project Land Use and Cover Change (LUCC).

The Global Land Project focuses on the interactions of people, biota, and natural resources of terrestrial and aquatic systems. The Science Plan emphasizes the study of changes in the coupled human-environmental system at local to regional scales. Changes in coupled human-environmental systems also affect the rates of cycling of energy, water, elements, and biota at the global level, while global-level changes in political economy, such as international treaties and market liberalization, in turn affect decisions about resources at local and regional levels.

The research goal of GLP is to measure, model and understand the coupled human-environmental system (“land system”) as part of broader efforts to address changes in Earth processes and subsequent social, economic and political consequences.

The Global Land Project (GLP) is organised around three themes:
Theme 1: Dynamics of Land Systems
Theme 2: The Consequences of Land System Change
Theme 3: Integrating Analysis and Modelling for Land Sustainability

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Last update: 4/27/22
Source of data: ProClim- Research InfoSystem (1993-2022)

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