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NGO letter: EU LULUCF rules will set an international precedent
The EU is in the process of deciding the accounting rules for land use, land use change and forestry (LULUCF) for the post-2020 period. The EU’s decision will have international significance. 21 NGOs send a letter to European...
Arctic Limits: How Finland’s forest policies threaten the Sámi and the climate
Finland is a test case in the fight against climate change. As the world edges closer to breaching the Paris Agreement goal of keeping global temperature rises below 2 degrees, forests have become increasingly important in...
Le climat et le peuple Sámi menacés alors que la Finlande essaie de cacher ses émissions forestières
L’exploitation forestière industrielle de la Finlande menace le climat et son peuple indigène, les Sámis. Pourtant, l’année dernière, le gouvernement finlandais avait confirmé son intention d’augmenter le taux de récolte...
NGO position on the post-2020 LULUCF Regulation
This position paper concludes that the EU should devise strong bioenergy sustainability criteria to ensure the EU only incentivises bioenergy that makes significant greenhouse gas savings and is resource efficient. It is endorsed...
What are carbon sinks?
A carbon sink is anything that absorbs more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere than it releases.
European forests are currently a net carbon sink as they take in more carbon than they emit. In climate negotiations, this temporary...
Que signifie LULUCF?
Avez-vous déjà entendu parler de LULUCF? Savez-vous ce que ça signifie ? Regarder cette vidéo claire et informative pour tout savoir sur “l’utilisation des terres, changement d’affectation des terres et foresterie.” Cette vidéo...
Forestry emissions and the EU’s risky LULUCF debate
Proposed changes in the way the EU accounts for land use and land use change (LULUCF) emissions are scientifically flawed and could lead to dangerous global warming.
Healthy forests are crucial to achieving the Paris Agreement’s...
LULUCF: what would a good proposal look like?
As the ratification process for the Paris Climate Agreement begins, a new Fern briefing has shown how the EU’s new policy on land and forests could help it to be more ambitious on its climate change targets, and set a positive...
Going beyond 40% - options to ensure LULUCF maintains high environmental integrity of the EU climate and energy package
As the ratification process for the Paris Climate Agreement begins, a new study produced by the Oeko-Institut for Fern has shown how the EU’s new policy on land and forests could help it to be more ambitious on its climate change...
EU forests and land could help increase carbon-cutting ambition at home
A report released today shows how the EU can include forests into its carbon cutting targets in a climate friendly way. The report by IEEP, commissioned by Fern, shows that the EU can include LULUCF in its climate and energy target in a way that incentivises action in LULUCF without reducing ambition in other sectors.