Version 4.0 of the Global Agro-ecological Zones (GAEZ) system, developed at IIASA, began in 2013 to reflect the new climate model projections of the Representative Concentration Pathways (RCP), which were developed for the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report and beyond. They are expected to be complete in mid-2014.
GAEZ will be among the first applications to benefit from the creation of the “best available” land cover database developed by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).
The LANDFLOW model was extended and used in the study "The impact of EU consumption on deforestation" . This highlighted that agricultural products imported into Europe (period 1990-2008) accounted for over one-third of global deforestation associated with international agricultural trade. This was mainly due to livestock feed imported from South America.
In 2013 work was carried out in close cooperation with IIASA's Chinese and Indian National Member Organizations on land use efficiency and security, particularly in the light of climate change and rapid population growth.
A systematic update of the Global Agro-ecological Zones (GAEZ) system, began in 2013 and will be ready in mid-2014 More
In 2013 the Water (WAT) Program cooperated closely with IIASA's National Member Organizations (NMOs) of China and India - respectively, the Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) and the Technology Information, Forecasting and Assessment Council (TIFAC), India. More
 European Commission (2013). The impact of EU consumption on deforestation. Technical Report 2013-063.
Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO);
Chinese National Member Organization;
Indian National Member Organization.
Last edited: 28 April 2016
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