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    The Royal Society of Edinburgh
    22-26 George Street
    EH2 2PQ

Running Out of Land – A New Global Challenge

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SCRR Peter Wilson Lecture

Land is not often considered a non-renewable resource, but it should be. The land meets most food, fuel and fibre needs of our rapidly growing human population and shapes Earth’s climate too….competition for this finite resource is fierce. Satellites provide a unique vantage point from which to determine how, when and where land resources change. This talk introduced some of the policies that impact global land-use and highlighted the role of Earth-imaging satellites in responding to these.

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Alan Belward, Head of Land Resource Management at the European Commission's Institue for Environment and Sustainability, Ispra, Italy