Glossary

Our common language

The several disciplines engaged in INSPIRATION use their own jargon/language and give different meanings to keywords. To achieve our objectives, it is essential to commonly share and use the same definitions of the important keywords within INSPIRATION. The glossary provides the ‘common language’ to be used in INSPIRATION.

This glossary will further evolve and be updated throughout the duration of the project.

 

Aquifer

Biodiversity

Biomass

Circular economy

Damage

Ecosystem

Ecosystem services

Footprint

Funders

Groundwater

Land

Land cover

Land degradation

Land degradation neutral

Land management

Land restoration

Land take

Land use

Risk-informed management

Natural capital

(Natural) resources

Natural resource services

Net land take

Non-renewable natural resources

Pollution

Raw materials

Renewable natural resources

Remedial measures

Remediation

Science-policy interface (SPI)

Sediment

Soil

Soil functions

Soil sealing

Soil-sediment-water system

Soil-sediment-water system services

Soil threats

Spatial planning

Stewardship

Sustainable land management

Sustainable use/development

Urban sprawl

Zero net land degradation

 

Dernière mise à jour le 07.12.2015