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The co-ordination of the Global Land Cover 2000 has been carried out under the Fifth Framework Programme 1999-2000 for research of the European Commission. It is part of the project of the European Commission called Global Environment Information System (GEIS).

The GLC2000 project was carried out to provide information to the International Conventions on Climate Change, the Convention to Combat Desertification, the Ramsar Convention and the Kyoto Protocol. Furthermore the GLC2000 land cover database has been chosen as a core dataset for the Millennium Ecosystems Assessment. This means in particular that the GLC2000 dataset is a main input dataset to define the boundaries of the different ecosystems such as forest, grassland, and cultivated systems.

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Authors: FRITZ S ET AL, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Environment and Sustainability, Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 20849 EN (2003), 41 pp. Free of charge
Availability: Available from European Commission, JRC Knowledge Management Unit, Ispra (IT) Tel: +39 033278 9843 or +39-033278-9864 Fax: +39-033278-9623 E-mail:
ISBN: ISBN: 92-894-6332-5
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