The Economics of Land Degradation: Two Reports

The Economics of Land Degradation (ELD) Initiative

  • The Value of Land
  • Report for Policy and Decision Makers[Website] …The annual economic losses due to deforestation and land degradation were estimated at 1.5 – 3.4 trillion Euro in 2008, equaling 3.3 – 7.5% of the global GDP in 2008. Competition for the scarce resources of soil and water is further intensified by the growing world population and increasing demand for alternative land management products…

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