Land use can - and already has - lead to degradation of ecosystems (grasslands, forests, mangroves...).
IINAS research on sustainable land use concerns not only resource-efficient production and use of biomass for food and feed, energy and materials (i.e. the bioeconomy), but also opportunities to restore degraded land, and contribute to land degradation neutrality (LDN).
In that context, IINAS staff has prepared the "Land and Energy" Background Paper for the UNCCD Global Land Outlook, and continues to work with the UNCCD Secretariat and others on respective solutions.
IINAS also helped to bring forward the 1st dialogue on Forest Landscape Restoration and Bioenergy, and will engage in the follow-up process.