Forests play a prominent role in the new global Climate Agreement
On the evening of 12 December, 195 countries adopted the first ever legally binding global climate agreement at the UNFCCC COP21 climate summit in Paris. The agreement commits countries to keep the temperature increase well below 2 °C and pursue efforts to keep it below 1.5 °C.
Sustainably managing forests and using wood imperative to mitigating climate change
One week ahead of the global climate conference in Paris (UNFCCC COP21), European forest owners urge EU leaders to recognise and realise the full potential of forests and wood-based products in combating climate change.
Forest carbon accounting options discussed just before UNFCCC COP21
On 14-15 September, DG Climate Action organised a conference on the role of LULUCF in the 2030 EU Climate and Energy Framework, at which the stakeholder responses to the LULUCF public consultation got reviewed and discussed. CEPF was actively involved and contributed to debate.
Integrating LULUCF into the 2030 climate and energy policy
In October 2014 EU leaders agreed on the 2030 policy framework for climate and energy, with the headline target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions with 40% compared to 1990. It has also been decided that Land Use, Land Use Change and Forestry (LULUCF) will be integrated into th