Objectives and emphasis

  • Contribute to understanding the interactions between land management and climate protection measures
  • Model and assess diverse policy options for sustainable land management
  • Assess regional policies in terms of their sustainability, effectiveness and potential to be implemented
  • Improve the analysis and valuation of the dynamics of regional ecosystem functions and services (ESF/ESS)
  • Use our improved understanding of ESF/ESS to develop instruments and processes that enable their recognition in the development of new policy options 
  • Improve our understanding of the transregional and global effect of regional policies by accounting for their substitution and secondary impacts elsewhere