Factsheet: Land use, Land use change and forestry (Dec. 529/2013/EU)

Land use, Land use change and forestry (Dec. 529/2013/EU)

Key Information

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Full name of Instrument & Measure (English): 
LULUCF - Decision No 529/2013/EU of 21 May 2013 on accounting rules on greenhouse gas emissions and removals resulting from activities relating to land use, land-use change and forestry and on information concerning actions relating to those activities
Description: 
This Decision sets out accounting rules applicable to emissions and removals of greenhouse gases resulting from land use, land- use change and forestry (‘LULUCF’) activities, as a first step towards the inclusion of those activities in the Union’s emission reduction commitment, when appropriate. The LULUCF decision requires Member States to report on their actions to increase removals of carbon and decrease emissions of greenhouse gases from forests and soils. The law does not include national emission reduction targets for these sectors. These may come in a second step, once the accounting rules have proven robust.
Goal/Aim: 
- Limit global land conversion for biofuels. - Limit greenhouse gas emissions.

Sector/Topic targeted:

Responsible Authority: 
DG Climate Action

Status:

Year Instrument & Measure Started: 
2013