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The European Landscape Learning Initiative: Past and Future Environments and Energy Regimes shaping Policy Tools

Descripción del proyecto

Lecciones del pasado: nuevos modelos sobre el cambio climático y el uso del suelo que integran acciones humanas pasadas

Se puede aprender mucho de la historia. Al echar un vistazo a los más de diez mil años de uso del suelo y de transiciones socioculturales del ser humano, se pueden observar importantes cambios previos en los sistemas energéticos y el consumo de recursos que podrían aportar información útil a la transición actual hacia una sociedad hipocarbónica. Con el apoyo de las Acciones Marie Skłodowska-Curie, el proyecto TerraNova creará una innovadora red de formación para desarrollar una nueva generación de modelos sobre el cambio climático y el paisaje que integren los efectos de las acciones humanas pasadas. Este método permitirá el desarrollo de escenarios nuevos y mejorados a fin de renovar la gestión de la tierra y la renaturalización, apoyando así los objetivos para una Europa neutra en carbono.

Objetivo

Terra Nova: The New Learning Initiative between Humanities and Science: Mapping Past Environments and Energy Regimes, Rethinking Human Environment Interaction and Designing Land Management Tools for Policy. This project aims at improving our diachronic long term understanding of landscape histories and land use strategies in Europe in the Holocene and Anthropocene. Previously identified socio-cultural transitions and the effects of natural forcings will be critically assessed in a new intellectual interdisciplinary arena created by the Terra Nova project. Regional and continental syntheses will be used to anchor a new generation of landscape and climate change models which include the effects of past human actions and generate scenarios for landscape management and rewilding.
Ultimately this project will contribute to identifying major previous shifts in resource use and energy regimes and provide options for the future transition to a low carbon society.
Can we identify a balance between natural and cultural landscapes changing over space and time? Can we establish a natural reference for ‘European landscapes’ to evaluate current and future measures of landscape planning, ecosystem restoration and rewilding? Or are both systems so intertwined that the separation of the human from the natural is complex and scale and time dependant? Some researchers mark the industrial revolution as the start of the Anthropocene, others argue that long ago humans in Europe had a larger influence than natural processes upon the landscape. Notwithstanding these differences, there is consensus that the intensity of management and impacts of land management on natural systems today is unprecedented. This leads on to consideration of themes of sustainability and societal impact upon landscapes in the 21st century. From this perspective knowledge of past energy regimes and landscape interactions are essential components in understanding the present transition to a low carbon society.

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Coordinador

STICHTING VU
Aportación neta de la UEn
€ 796 859,64
Dirección
De boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam
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Región
West-Nederland Noord-Holland Groot-Amsterdam
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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