Inclusion of greenhouse gas emissions and removals from land use, land use change, and forestry (LULUCF) into the 2030 climate and energy framework: Initial appraisal of a European Commission Impact Assessment

22-12-2016

Overall, the IA provides a well-outlined problem description, justification for new legislative action, and a solid analysis of options. Although the range of options seems somewhat limited in some cases, overall the options are well presented and weighted. The IA draws on ample research and makes use of various models, which were contracted externally. One of the shortcomings of the report appears to be a very general presentation of the stakeholders’ considerations in the main body of the report. The analysis of options would have been considerably stronger, had the views of stakeholders been presented in greater detail.

Overall, the IA provides a well-outlined problem description, justification for new legislative action, and a solid analysis of options. Although the range of options seems somewhat limited in some cases, overall the options are well presented and weighted. The IA draws on ample research and makes use of various models, which were contracted externally. One of the shortcomings of the report appears to be a very general presentation of the stakeholders’ considerations in the main body of the report. The analysis of options would have been considerably stronger, had the views of stakeholders been presented in greater detail.