Land Management for Sustainability


LAMASUS builds on i) decades of experience in direct policy support, ii) unique modeling tools, such as GLOBIOM, the only model that integrates agricultural and land use sectors, and CAPRI, MAGNET and CLUE, which underlie JRC’s land use policy assessments, and iii) novel approaches mobilizing machine learning and citizen science.

The project is driven by four key elements

  • EVIDENCE – dynamic monitoring of land use, management and related policies for evaluation and model calibration;
  • UNDERSTANDING – state-of-the-art econometric and biophysical models to assess the role of past policies on changes in land use and management, and their economic and environmental impacts;
  • TOOLS – a highly-integrated policy modeling framework with full sectorial coverage from agriculture and forestry to the whole economy, accounting for carbon, biodiversity and all relevant sustainability dimensions, at multiple scales (land use actors, country, EU level, global);
  • GUIDANCE – a multi-level stakeholder dialogue for co-design of agriculture, forestry and climate policies by the EC, national and local governments and citizens, made accessible to stakeholders across multiple spatial scales through the novel webbased LAMASUS Portal.

In this way, LAMUSUS will create a new level of societal engagement in which local actors contribute to the design of effective and efficient EU policies for climate neutrality and will serve as an exemplar for other policy processes within the European Green Deal.


High-resolution mapping and monitoring

With frequent updates and associated databases for European LUM and EU agricultural and forest related policies by combining state-of-the-art remote-sensing and European statistical datasets

LUM dynamics, drivers, and impacts

Especially EU land-related policies – and close knowledge gaps in the economic and environmental impacts of associated farming/forestry practices

LAMASUS Modelling Toolbox

Boost economic and environmental ex-ante modelling of LUM in agriculture and forestry across spatial scales. Upgrade and integrate policy impact assessment models for agriculture and forestry to adequately represent top-down and bottom-up environmental and economic feedbacks

Multi-level policy co-design platform

Bringing together policy makers across spatial scales with local actors facilitated through model based quantitative policy scenarios made accessible on a user-friendly innovative web portal. Contribute to ex-ante evaluation of mid- to long-term agriculture and forestry policies through innovative stakeholder engagement approaches and a novel scenario framework for policy formulation
LAMASUS Objectives
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