The visualisation exhibits human land use over the long-term , and particulars the change in complete land used for cropland, grazing land and built-up/urban space in hectares. This can be considered by choose countries and all areas using the “change country/region” choice. MRLC hosts land cover and land situation information from various sources, including NLCD and Rangeland Condition Monitoring Assessment and Projection time-series, Ecological Potential, and projections of future fractional rangeland elements. Trade-offs can happen between using land for local weather mitigation or Sustainable Development Goal 7 with biodiversity, food, groundwater and riverine ecosystem services . There is medium confidence that trade-offs presently do not determine into climate policies and choice making.
- Ecological compensation supplies innovative ecological solutions for addressing land degradation and guaranteeing the sustainable provision of important ecosystem services.
- Each USD invested into land restoration can have social returns of about 3–6 USD over a 30-year interval.