Seeing the trees for the wood: ensuring carbon sinks work for climate and biodiversity

13.11.2015 By: IEEP

There are some subjects in EU environmental policy whose mention is greeted by wise nodding, and not much else. LULUCF is one of these.

To start with, there’s the name. It stands for Land Use, Land Use Change, and Forestry; it looks at carbon sinks and losses from forestry and other land use activities, and it is a key part of the way in which greenhouse gases are reported under international climate agreements. For a lot of people, just demonstrating how to pronounce it in the approved manner (Loo-Loo-See-Eff) is a useful addition to the wise nodding technique.

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Source: Institute for European Environmental Policy