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Table 2 Sustainability objectives for changes in grassland use

From: Envisioning the sustainability of the production of short rotation coppice on grassland

Sustainability objectives Explanation
Securing the satisfaction of basic human needs Affordable provision with basic supplies such as food and energy and prevention of competition between the use of commodities
Autonomous self support Adequate and stable economic existence by income-producing employment through agricultural land use
Sustainable use of renewable resources Warranty of the efficiency, reliability and replacement of renewable resources
Sustainable use of non-renewable resources Substitution of non-renewable fossil energy carriers with bioenergy
Sustainable development of real, human, and knowledge capital Priority for feedstock production to operate existing food processing and bioenergy plants
Conservation of nature's cultural functions Preservation of cultural and natural landscapes of particular characteristic and beauty