• Convergence of global change issues

    At any given place on Earth, complex human-environment interactions are at play. They include differing rates and magnitudes of drivers (e.g. overgrazing, climate change, agricultural practices) and differing consequences in land degradation (e.g. soil erosion, changes in productivity, loss of biodiversity). The occurrence of multiple global change issues at a location suggests a potential for land degradation, at least in some form. This layer depicts where global change issues relevant to land degradation coincide at a global scale. It helps identifying local or regional areas of concern where land degradation processes may be underway.


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