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  1. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2011

    Different processes of land degradation have been the outcome in many parts of the world, having severe impacts on ecosystems and the services they provide and on human livelihoods. Land degradation is one of the key challenges facing mankind in order to achieve sustainable development, but the quest for sustainability of land management has proved to be a major challenge to most countries. This book takes the case of Iceland. It tells the remarkable story of more than century combating land degradation.

  2. Library Resource

    Volume 9 Issue 4

    Peer-reviewed publication
    April, 2020

    In recent years, there has been a gradually growing emphasis on the protection of wilderness in Iceland. This is highlighted in the current preparation of a new national park in the Icelandic central highlands, which will become Europe’s largest national park. However, in order to protect the wilderness, a mutual understanding, both on what it is and where it is, is needed. This paper seeks to evaluate Icelanders’ perception and understanding of wilderness.

  3. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    October, 2018
    Nicaragua, Iceland, Germany, Italy

    This document presents the main outcomes of the Global Symposium on Soil Organic Carbon (GSOC17) held at FAO headquarters (Rome, 21-23 March 2017). It presents key messages intensively discussed and developed by the GSOC17 participants and subsequently reviewed and synthesized by the Scientific Committee. The GSOC17 Outcome Document highlights major issues and future directions regarding Soil Organic Carbon preservation and enhancement in research, practice and policy.

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    Journal Articles & Books
    February, 2018
    Nepal, France, Botswana, United States of America, Japan, South Africa, Mozambique, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Ghana, New Zealand, Iceland, India, Ethiopia, Costa Rica, Netherlands

    The publication was launched at the Global Symposium on Soil Organic Carbon (GSOC) held at FAO headquarters (Rome, 21-23 March 2017). It provides an overview to decision-makers and practitioners of the main scientific facts and information regarding the current knowledge and knowledge gaps on Soil Organic Carbon. It highlights how better information and good practices may be implemented to support ending hunger, adapting to and mitigating climate change and achieving overall sustainable developm ent.

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    Reports & Research
    December, 1997
    Canada, United States of America, Japan, Denmark, Iceland, Norway, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Australia, New Zealand

    The study identifies measures that have created property rights in the Danish, Dutch and UK fishery sector. Property in this respect is not considered as an asset in the stock of fish but as a stream of benefits, resulting from the right to fish. The limited access to the fishery by the vessel licence and by the recognition as a commercial fisherman have created two forms of property rights in the Danish fishery. In the Netherlands, the national TACs for the individual species have been transformed into transferable individual quota (ITQs).

  6. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2014

    Immense land-cover changes in Iceland over the last millennium have encompassed birch (Betula pubescencs) woodland depletion and extensive soil erosion; few studies have focused on spatial distribution change of birch woodland in Iceland over centuries.

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    Conference Papers & Reports
    December, 2005
    Finland, Norway, Iceland

    Without support, the levels of agricultural public goods will fall short of the demand in high cost countries like Norway, Finland and Iceland. However, as demonstrated in this paper using Norway as a case, the current support and agricultural activity is far out of proportions from a public goods perspective. Model simulations show that at most 40% of the current support level can be defended by the public good argument. Furthermore, the present support, stimulating high production levels, is badly targeted at the public goods in question.

  8. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2012

    Historical domestic livestock grazing in sensitive landscapes has commonly been regarded as a major cause of land degradation in Iceland. Shieling areas, where milking livestock were taken to pasture for the summer, represented one element of grazing management and in this paper we consider the extent to which historical shieling-based grazing pressure contributed to land degradation.

  9. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2016

    1. Subfossil beetle remains from archaeological sites have proven invaluable for examining past living conditions, human activities, and their impacts on landscapes and ecosystems. 2. In Iceland, specific economic practices (e.g. land management and natural resource exploitation) and major historical events (i.e. colonisation, economic intensification and commercialisation, and urbanisation) have affected local environments and left recognisable traces in the beetle subfossil record. 3.

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