Metadata Sub-indicator 15.4.2.1. Mountain Green Cover Index

Goal
Goal 15. Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss
Target
Target 15.4. By 2030, ensure the conservation of mountain ecosystems, including their biodiversity, in order to enhance their capacity to provide benefits that are essential for sustainable development
Indicator
Indicator 15.4.2. Mountain Green Cover Index
Sub-indicator
Sub-indicator 15.4.2.1. Mountain Green Cover Index
Type of indicator (global, European, national)
  • Global
Definition
Indicator of trends in the percentage of mountain area covered by vegetation.
Calculation method

The mountain area is determined from the digital land model 1:25,000 IGN according to the UNEP-WCMC criteria described in Kapos et al. 2000. Green coverage is determined from the Spanish Forest Map, which identifies the following land occupation groups that have been taken into account for this indicator: - Forest = Tree + Rale Tree - Grassland / Shrubland = Dispersed Tree + Disbursed Tree - Cropland = Crops

Unit of measure
Percentage
Periodicity
Trienal Base 2003
Disaggregated data(Gender, age, region in Spain, other)
CCAA
Tier
Tier I
Come from National Statistics Plan (YES/NO)
Yes
Statistical operation
Espacios Naturales o de Interés (Código IOE: 23031)
Date of the last metadata update
31/08/2022
Link to United Nations metadata
Custody agency
FAO
Observations

Three-year periodicity.