Land-Use Change

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  • The change in land use brought about by a policy/activity
  • Is subdivided into direct and indirect
  • Relevant mainly in Carbon Accounting (and if dealing with undeveloped land, ecological impacts as well)
  • For instance if implemented poorly, biofuels could lead to more unsustainable farming, or deforestation, and thus not be a truely "Sustainable Biofuel"
  • The reverse can be true, such as how increasing cost on certain animal feeds may have reduced meat consumption demand due to increased prices etc
  • Complicated to determine in some instances, but an important aspect to consider in a LCA nonetheless

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