Why the European Commission's 2030 climate and energy proposal is unfit for forests.
As part of her bid to be European Commission President, Ursula von der Leyen committed to increasing the European Union’s (EU) target for cutting greenhouse gases from 40 to 55 per cent. Now that she is President, the Commission has set about revising its climate and energy legislation to be ‘Fit for 55’. They released their proposals in July 2021.
This briefing looks at three key parts of that legislative package (the Renewable Energy Directive (RED), the Land Use, Land Use Change and Forestry Regulation (LULUCF) and the Forest Strategy) and analyses what effect they will have on forests.