Introduction

IGU THEMATIC CONFERENCE - Urbanization, Health & Well Being and Sustainable Development Goals: 17.-19. 3. 2017

EUGEO 2017 - session “New ruralities and new agricultures: a territorial perspective” 4.-6. 9. 2017


IGU THEMATIC CONFERENCE (11.-15. 9. 2017 - Bucharest, Romania)


ABOUT COMMISSON

The International Geographical Union (IGU) established a new Study Group on Land Use and Land Cover Change (IGU-LUCC) in November 1996. The major aim of the Study Group was the enhancement of research on land use/cover change in general, and in particular to contribute to the Land Use/Cover Change Programme (LUCC) jointly initiated by the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP) of the International Council of Scientific Unions (ICSU) and the International Human Dimensions Programme (IHDP) of the International Social Science Council (ISSC). The birth of the new Study Group was the result of the growing awareness among the world geographical community of the urgent need to include land use/cover change in global environmental research.

The IGU General Assembly held during the IGU 2002 Regional Congress in Durban abolished the distinction in status between a commission and a study group. This means that IGU-LUCC became the 'IGU Commission on Land Use and Land Cover Change' (C00.29).


Objectives
:

- to promote the study of land-use change throughout the world as a geographical research focus;

- to stimulate the production and the use of land-use databases and maps of both the present and the past;

- to co-ordinate the comparative study of land-use changes and their driving forces in different regions;

- to contribute to the LUCC Program.


Chair
of Land Use and Cover Change Commission

Matej Gabrovec
Anton Melik Geographical Institute
Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts
Novi trg 2, SI-1000 Ljubljana Slovenia
E-mail: matej@zrc-sazu.si 

Members
of the Steering Committee 2016-2020

1. Jan Feranec, vice-chair, Slovakia (feranec@savba.sk)
2. Monica Ştefania Dumitraşcu, Romania (stefania_dumitrascu@yahoo.com)
3. Mehtab Singh, India (msrana241@gmail.com)
4. Ernan Rustiadi, Indonesia (ernan@indo.net.id)
5. Koichi Kimoto, Japan (k.kimoto@kwansei.ac.jp)
6. Uragoda Appuhamilage Chandrasena, Sri Lanka (uac_c@yahoo.com)
7. Luca Simone Rizzo, Italy (lucasimone.rizzo@unipd.it)
8. Lucie Kupková, Czechia (lucie.kupkova@gmail.com)
9. Bernd Cyffka, Germany (bernd.cyffka@ku.de)
10. Nicolai Dronin, Russia (ndronin@gmail.com)


Secretary and web page administrator

Matjaž Geršič
e-mail: lucc@zrc-sazu.si



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