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Working papers

Land Degradation and Land Use/Cover Data Sources:
The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) collects environmental data from the countries biennially with the help of the Questionnaire on environment statistics (http://unstats.un.org/unsd/environment/questionnaire2004.htm). The “Land” section of the questionnaire asks for national data on land use/land cover and land degradation. This report examines the global availability of country level land degradation and land use/cover data that could be used to complement questionnaire responses and to assist the UNSD in data validation. Any judgments related to the usability of existing data sources are made from that point of view. The report is made publicly available, since it can serve as a useful synopsis for other purposes.