The LULUCF sector in the context of the EU 2030 Biodiversity Strategy and the ‘Fit for 55’ package
Priority question for written answer P-004097/2021
to the Commission
Bogdan Rzońca (ECR)
The LULUCF Regulation is based on the EU’s 2021-2030 commitment to achieve net zero emissions from the sector covered by the Regulation.
The Regulation applies to forests, farmland, grassland and wetlands and determines the EU’s management process for monitoring the Member States’ emissions and removals from forest activities.
It is estimated that in 2017, forests and agricultural land, which cover three quarters of the territory of the EU, offset around 7% of all the EU’s greenhouse gas emissions. However, the emissions reduction targets should correspond with the aims of strengthening the sustainable forest management framework and protecting land rights.
Climate change mitigation policy in the land-use sector is directed related to the management of land and other natural resources and is therefore also linked to other sectors, including energy.
We should therefore consider the impact of integrating different policies affecting this sector.
- 1.To what extent should far-reaching changes in the legal environment of the LULUCF sector be expected?
- 2.What role does the Commission see for the LULUCF sector in offsetting emissions in the context of achieving the objectives of the EU 2030 Biodiversity Strategy and the ‘Fit for 55’ package, which are related to industry, food production and waste?