Definition: Deforestation

System of Environmental-Economic Accounting

Decrease in the stock of forest and other wooded land due to the complete loss of tree cover and transfer of forest land to other uses (e.g., use as agricultural land, land under buildings, roads, etc.) or to no identifiable use.
Source:
United Nations; European Union; Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO); International Monetary Fund (IMF); Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD); The World Bank, "System of Environmental-Economic Accounting 2012 - Central Framework", New York, 2014
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