Environment and climate change statistics for Latin America and the Caribbean

FDES - Sub-component 2.3: Land

Land is a unique environmental resource that delineates the space in which economic activities and environmental processes take place and within which environmental resources and economic assets are located. The two primary aspects are land cover and land use. They are closely related; while land cover describes the biophysical aspects of land, land use refers to the functional aspects of land.

The topics included are:

  • Land use
  • Use of forest land

Methodologies and classifications