The aim of the workshop, organised on 25 September, was to assess how the new LULUCF regulation will be implemented and what are the potential impacts for the sustainable forest management and EU forest-based sector. The participants discussed e.g. the planning of future harvesting levels and potential implications for the domestic wood supply in the EU and, specifically, on the down-stream value chains.
The presentations were given by the speakers from EU institutions, Member States, research and stakeholder organisations. MEP Nils Torvalds (FI/ALDE), the European Parliament shadow rapporteur of the LULUCF Regulation was represented by his advisor Katarina Dahlman. Ms Dahlman welcomed the participants to the workshop and reminded the participants about the LULUCF discussions prior the adoption of the legislative proposal. The workshop was moderated by Aigar Kallas from the Estonian State Forests (RKP).
Presentations of the day can be found as follows:
Aigar Kallas, Estonian State Forests (RKP): Moderator’s conclusions
SESSION 1 “How managed forests and wood products contribute towards fulfilling the Paris Agreement ambitions?”
- Viorel Blujdea, Transilvania University of Brasov, Romania: The role of European forests in climate change mitigation and adaptation
- Jörg Schweinle, Thünen Institute, Germany: How the carbon balance of wood in Germany would be affected by different forest management options?
SESSION 2 “Towards the implementation of the LULUCF Regulation”
- Simon Kay, European Commission (DG CLIMA): The scope of the LULUCF Regulation
- Giacomo Grassi, European Commission (DG JRC): How to account for greenhouse gas emissions and removals in forests?
- Anu Korosuo, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA): Guidance document for developing and reporting the new Forest Reference Levels
- Heikki Granholm, Finnish Ministry of Agriculture and Forests: Views on the LULUCF regulations and practical implications for Finland
- Florian Clayes, French Ministry of Ecological and Solidary Transition and the Ministry of Agriculture and Food: How Forest Reference Levels will be developed by France
- Oliver Gardi, Bern University of Applied Sciences: Harvested wood products (HWP) in the Swiss GHG inventory
SESSION 3 “Potential impacts of the LULUCF Regulation on the sector”
- Mårten Larsson, Swedish Forest Industries Federation: The implications of the LULUCF regulation for the Swedish forest-based sector
- Marta Nurczyńska and Tomasz Grzegorzewicz, State Forests Poland: Implications of the LULUCF regulation for the Polish forest-based sector
- Consuelo Rosauro Meseguer and Miguel Fernandez Chamon, Murcia Region (Spain): Multiple benefits of climate action at the local level: The LIFE CO2 project