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Developing land use scenarios for stakeholder participation in Russia
- Griewald, Yuliana, Clemens, Gerhard, Kamp, Johannes, Gladun, Elena, Hölzel, Norbert, von Dressler, Hubertus
- Land use policy 2017 v.68 pp. 264-276
- climate change, interviews, land use change, politics, rural areas, stakeholders, sustainable land management, Siberia
- Land use change, climate change, and the politics of accelerated agricultural growth shape contemporary land use in Russia. This factor combination urgently calls for exploring viable opportunities for sustainable land management in rural areas, which remains low on the political agenda. We address this task by bringing together various dimensions of future land use and state regulation and develop land use scenarios for the Tyumen region in Western Siberia up to 2050. Schematised maps of future land use make the scenarios spatially explicit and stakeholder-engaging. As part of the scenario process, we conducted stakeholder interviews and organised two scenario workshops on the ground. We present the scenarios as a tool that could be used to support participatory processes in a post-Soviet context.