Exploratory Analysis of an EU Sink and Restoration Target

Commissioned by Greenpeace Germany

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 restoration target that defines a realistic net sequestration potential within the EU and rules that incentivise the achievement of such a target. This should be aligned with adaptation needs and existing EU biodiversity and ecosystem restoration targets and regulations - including the EU Biodiversity Strategy.