Europe's land import dependency

1 October 2011

New research commissioned by Friends of the Earth Europe from Sustainable Europe Research Institute (SERI) shows the scale of flows of ‘virtual land’ around the world – this is all the land that has been used to produce traded products. Europe’s 'land footprint' is one of the largest in the world, and the continent is more dependent on land from outside its borders than any other, contributing to climate change, biodiversity loss, and negative social impacts like land-grabbing and land rights violations.

Read the briefing: Europe's Land Import Dependency