Department für Geographie




Nature paper on drivers of land use emissions

28.01.2021  Pongratz, J.

We estimate country-, process-, greenhousegas- and product-specific land-use emissions 1961-2017. Total emissions have increased to 14.6 GtCO2-eq in 2017 (~25% of anthropogenic GHG emissions). Our results may help prioritize mitigation efforts, but suggest drastic reductions in emissions will require similarly drastic changes in agricultural production and/or practices. The data, including the country-level assessments of land use emissions, are available from this data portal:, the paper at Nature: