Greenhouse gas emissions from land use, land use change and forestry

The land use, land use change and forestry (LULUCF) has been a carbon sink for the EU since 1990, with a net total of 249 Mt CO2e removed from the atmosphere only in 2019, for example, equivalent to 7% of its total greenhouse gas emissions. The sector will play a crucial role in helping the EU achieve net zero emissions by 2050, but doing so will require reversing the EU’s current decreasing carbon sink trend. The future trend with existing measures (WEM) in place shows some further reduction in removals with an average of 200 Mt CO2e per year. Removals would increase by 3% with the introduction of additional measures (WAM). Read more here...

Greenhouse gas emissions from land use, land use change and forestry