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Consultation

Title

 
 

Public consultation on the role of EU agriculture and forestry in achieving the EU's climate change commitments

Policy field(s)

 

Climate Change, Agriculture, Forestry

Target group(s)

 

All citizens and organisations are welcome to contribute to this consultation

Period of consultation

 

From 10.09.2010 to 05.11.2010 

Objective of the consultation

 
 

The objective of this consultation is to collect views from citizens, organisations and public authorities on how land use activities may contribute to climate change mitigation; if land use, land use change and forestry (LULUCF) should count towards the EU's greenhouse gas reduction commitment; and, if so, the ways in which this could be done. The EU has committed unilaterally to reduce its overall greenhouse gas emissions by 20% below 1990 levels by 2020, and by up to 30% if conditions are right. Emissions and removals in the LULUCF sector are currently not part of the EU's commitment. However, and in accordance with Decision 406/2009/EC (Articles 8 and 9), the Commission shall assess modalities for the inclusion of associated emissions and removals in the reduction commitment and, as appropriate, make a proposal.

How to submit your contribution

 

We welcome contributions from citizens, organisations and public authorities.

  • If you are answering this consultation as a citizen, please click here to submit your contribution.
  • If you are answering this consultation on behalf of an organisation, please click here to submit your contribution.
  • If you are answering this consultation on behalf of a public authority, please click here to submit your contribution.

Received contributions will be published on the Internet. It is important to read the specific privacy statement attached to this consultation for information on how your personal data and contribution will be dealt with.

View the questionnaire

 

Reference documents and other, related consultations

 

Before answering the questions, you may want to consult this background note which provides information related to the following questions:

  • What is LULUCF?
  • What are the associated greenhouse gases (GHG) and causes of GHG emissions?
  • How big are emissions and removals?
  • How can the land use activities contribute to climate change mitigation?
  • What is reported, and what commitments exist?
  • What are some of the key changes to accounting rules that are being discussed in the international negotiations?
  • Why is LULUCF currently not part of the EU's GHG reduction commitment for 2020?

Also, the Commission has set up an informal expert group on climate policy for LULUCF under the European Climate Change Programme (ECCP). Discussions have covered topics such as the potential role of LULUCF in the EU's greenhouse gas reduction commitment (projected emissions and removals, mitigation measures and mitigation potential), issues related to how the sector may be included in the EU's greenhouse gas reduction commitment (harmonisation, environmental integrity, monitoring and reporting and policy options) and how measures may be incentivised (policy instruments). All documents related to the work of this group can be found here.

Contact details

 

responsible service

DG CLIMA, Unit A.2, Climate finance and deforestation

 

e-mail

CLIMA-LULUCF@ec.europa.eu

 

postal address

DG CLIMA, Unit A.2, Climate finance and deforestation

European Commission, B-1049 Brussels, BELGIUM

View the contributions

 

In the interests of transparency, organisations have been invited to provide the public with relevant information about themselves by registering in the Interest Representative Register and subscribing to its Code of Conduct. If the organisation is not registered, the submission is published separately from the registered organisations.

Protection of personal data

Specific privacy statement