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Closing an open balance: the impact of increased tree harvest on forest carbon

authors: Soimakallio, S. | Böttcher, H. | Niemi, J. | Mosley, F. | Turunen, S. | Hennenberg, K. | Reise, J. | Fehrenbach, H.
Year of publication: 06 / 2022

Fossil-based emissions can be avoided by using wood in place of non-renewable raw materials as energy and materials. However, wood harvest influences forest carbon stocks. Increased harvest may reduce the overall climate benefit of wood…

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The Missing Limb: Including Impacts of Biomass Extraction on Forest Carbon Stocks in Greenhouse Gas Balances of Wood Use

authors: Fehrenbach, H. | Bischoff, M. | Böttcher, H. | Reise, J. | Hennenberg, K.
Year of publication: 02 / 2022

The global carbon neutrality challenge places a spotlight on forests as carbon sinks. However, greenhouse gas (GHG) balances of wood for material and energy use often reveal GHG emission savings in comparison with a non-wood reference.…

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Analysis of the European Commission proposal for revising the EU LULUCF Regulation

Commissioned by Agora Energiewende

authors: Böttcher, H. | Gores, S. | Hennenberg, K. | Reise, J. | Graf, A.
Year of publication: 01 / 2022

This paper addresses national and EU policymakers, experts and NGO-representatives looking for an interpretation of the European Commission’s (EC) proposal for a revised LULUCF Regulation and other suggestions for revisions currently…

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Nature-based solutions and global climate protection

Assessment of their global mitigation potential and recommendations for international climate policy

authors: Reise, J. | Siemons, A. | Böttcher, H. | Herold, A. | Urrutia, C. | Schneider, L. | Iwaszuk, E. | McDonald, H. | Frelih-Larsen, A. | Duin, L. | Davis, M.
Year of publication: 01 / 2022

Nature-based Solutions (NbS) build synergies between biodiversity conservation and societal challenges such as climate change. This paper derives a working definition of NbS based on an evaluation of existing definitions, in particular…

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Options for Strengthening Natural Carbon Sinks and Reducing Land Use Emissions in the EU

Working paper

authors: Böttcher, H. | Reise, J. | Zell-Ziegler, C. | Liste, V. | Frelih-Larsen, A. | Herb, I.
Year of publication: 07 / 2021

This report provides an overview and assessment of seven options for sink enhancement and reduction of emissions in the EU land use sector and is targeted towards policymakers and EU policy stakeholder groups.

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Technical assistance for the preparation of guidance for the implementation of the new bioenergy sustainability criteria set out in the revised Renewable Energy Directive

REDIIBIO : final report

authors: Hennenberg, K. | Böttcher, H. | Reise, J. | et al.
Year of publication: 04 / 2021

The aim of the REDIIBIO project is to provide technical assistance to the Commission to promote the robust and harmonised implementation of the new sustainability criteria for forest and agricultural biomass under the REDII (call for…

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Exploratory Analysis of an EU Sink and Restoration Target

Commissioned by Greenpeace Germany

Year of publication: 03 / 2021

In a public consultation in early 2021, the EC looked for stakeholder input on the revision of the LULUCF Regulation. This paper presents a short exploratory analysis that discusses important elements for a separate EU land net sink and…

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The climate impact of forest and land management in the EU and the role of current reporting and accounting rules

An investigation into the incentives provided by LULUCF reporting and accounting and their implications - Briefing for ECF and Fern

authors: Böttcher, H. | Reise, J.
Year of publication: 07 / 2020

The EU LULUCF Regulation considers, for the first time, a separate target for the land use, land use change and forestry (LULUCF) sector. The sector is also supposed to contribute to the legally bind-ing target of net zero greenhouse gas…

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