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Table 3 Sustainability indicators for identifying grassland suitable for SRC

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

Sustainability objective Sustainability indicator
Securing the satisfaction of basic human needs Grassland no longer needed for animal feed production
Sustainable use of renewable resources Grassland with suitable natural conditions with regard to temperature and water availability for fast growing trees
Grassland with no particular function for the protection of biodiversity or ground water
Sustainable development of real, human, and knowledge capital Grassland without feedstock functions for biogas plants
Autonomous self support Employment and income by grassland use