The mitigation potential of Europe’s forests is significant, but is underutilized in the EU climate policy framework. European forests offset approximately 13% of European fossil fuel-based emissions. To increase the mitigation in forest landscapes incentives are needed and the uncertainty regarding implementation and effects of mitigation strategies must be reduced. FORCLIMIT is a FACCE ERA-GAS project address these considerations jointly, because only by addressing them together can progress be made.
The overall aim of FORCLIMIT is to build and provide the stepping stones of an effective forest-based climate change mitigation strategy.
Only through a combined approach of the right policy framework as well as effective strategies to motivate landowners, wood-based resource users and reliable Monitoring Reporting and Verification (MRV) is this possible.
FORCLIMIT staff participated in two meetings in Brussels discussing how to develop the Forest Reference Line.
In July 2016, the European Commission (EC) published a legislative proposal for incorporating greenhouse gas emissions and removals due to Land Use, Land Use Change and Forestry (LULUCF) into its 2030 Climate and Energy Framework.
David Ellison from Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) presented the topic Political Footballs – And How to Punt Past Them
David Ellison from Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) presented the topic Forest Potential in the Climate Policy Framework