By Guest Author - Vicki Hird - WSPA International – November, 2011
The country submissions to the UN Rio+20 compilation document make for interesting reading. Many countries express welcome statements on the need to put sustainable agriculture and sustainable production and consumption issues at the heart of Rio+20 outcomes.
Sustainable land use economics are vital to protect the ecosystem services upon which we all depend.
There have been many arguments about "peak oil" and the depletion of metals, but there is one resource that without doubt is limited in supply: land. Unlike most ordinary products, an increase in the price of land doesn't bring about an incentive to produce any more of it - because there can't be any more. The Dutch reclaimed land from the sea, but rising sea levels now mean we have less land.
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