The project GLUES "Global Assessment of Land Use Dynamics on Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Ecosystem Services” is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. In this interdisciplinary research project the Kiel Earth Institute (KEI) represented by the IfW and IFM-GEOMAR, cooperates with several project partners. The aim of the project is to support international interdisciplinary research by communication, coordination and integration of results into a common geodata infrastructure. Furthermore, consistent scenarios for land use, climate change and socio-economic changes are developed.
The IfW coordinates the working package "medium term projections of land use dynamics". In the working package, the IfW in cooperation with the IFM-GEOMAR investigates the significance of decadal fluctuations of climate conditions for global land use dynamics as well as the "dynamics of regional disaggregated economic growth". More information is available here.