Emissions from Land Use and Forestry (LULUCF) (Regulation)
On the basis of an EU Commission Regulation, the emissions and removals of greenhouse gases (GHGs) in the land use and forestry sector will be fully included into EU climate policy. As a result, the quantity of GHG emissions in this area will no longer be permitted to be greater than the removals of GHGs by way of absorption into the ground or by plants or wood products.
In cep's view, the increased inclusion of land use, land use change and forestry into EU climate policy is appropriate because GHG removals are just as important for climate protection as GHG emissions. At the same time, Member States should be permitted to set off emission-reducing land-use changes and afforestation programmes without restriction when they reach their GHG emissions limits.