From 'land grabbing' to sustainable investments in land: potential contributions by land change science

Messerli, Peter; Heinimann, Andreas; Giger, Markus; Breu, Thomas Michael; Schoenweger, Oliver (2013). From 'land grabbing' to sustainable investments in land: potential contributions by land change science. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, 5(5), pp. 528-534. Elsevier 10.1016/j.cosust.2013.03.004

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This paper assesses possible contributions of land change science to the growing body of knowledge about large-scale land acquisition. Despite obvious commonalities, such as a problem-oriented and interdisciplinary approach to land change, there seems to be little overlap between the two fields thus far. We adopt a sustainability research perspective — an important feature of land change science — to review research questions about large-scale land acquisition that are currently being addressed, and to define questions for further inquiry. Possible contributions of land change science toward more sustainable land investments are based on understanding land use change not only as a consequence, but also as a cause of large-scale land acquisition and as a solution to the problems land acquisition can create.

Item Type: Journal Article (Original Article)
Division/Institute: 08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography > Integrative Geography > Unit Geography of Sustainable Development
08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography > Integrative Geography > Unit Sustainable Land Management
08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography
08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography > NCCR North-South Management Centre (discontinued)
10 Strategic Research Centers > Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)
UniBE Contributor: Messerli, Peter; Heinimann, Andreas; Giger, Markus; Breu, Thomas Michael and Schoenweger, Oliver
Subjects: 300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 330 Economics
ISSN: 1877-3435
Publisher: Elsevier
Language: English
Submitter: Monika Wälti
Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2014 11:25
Last Modified: 04 Nov 2015 15:40
Publisher DOI: 10.1016/j.cosust.2013.03.004
BORIS DOI: 10.7892/boris.39643
URI: http://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/39643

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