Emissions from LULUCF – What does that mean for peatlands?

Jyväskylä & online
For Members
Jyväskylä, Finland

16 December 2021
15:00-16:30 hrs EET 14:00-15:30 CET

The webinar will inform IPS members on current and future legislation for LULUCF emission accounting in the EU.

Join the meeting via MS Teams: https://bit.ly/ipslulucf


1) Opening Marko Pomerants, IPS President (5 min)
2) Sini Niinistö, Greenhouse Gas Inventory Unit, Statistics Finland: Emissions from LULUCF – basic idea, reporting mechanism and implications on peat and peatlands (energy + horticultural peat; current regulations) (20 min )
3) Andis Lazdins, Silava, Latvia: LULUCF reporting for growing media – current situation, future policies and possibilities to influence mechanisms (20 min)
4) Jan Peter Lesschen, Wageningen Environmental Research, the Netherlands: LULUCF for peatlands in agricultural use (15 min)
5) Questions and Answers (30 min)
6) Closing

Under current EU legislation adopted in May 2018, EU Member States have to ensure that accounted greenhouse gas emissions from land use, land use change or forestry are balanced by at least an equivalent accounted removal of CO2 from the atmosphere in the period 2021 to 2030.

On 14 July 2021, the European Commission adopted a series of legislative proposals setting out how it intends to achieve climate neutrality in the EU by 2050, including the intermediate target of an at least 55% net reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. The package proposes to revise several pieces of EU climate legislation, including the EU ETS, Effort Sharing Regulation, transport and land use legislation, setting out in real terms the ways in which the Commission intends to reach EU climate targets under the European Green Deal.

More info: https://ec.europa.eu/clima/eu-action/forests-and-agriculture/land-use-and-forestry-regulation-2021-2030_en

Photo by Thomas Richter