Estonia seeks mitigation measures in land use regulation

By Madis Kallas
November 11, 2022
Category: Carbon, Climate & Bioenergy
Region: International

Estonia no longer has a good chance of amending the European Union’s Land Use, Land-Use Change, and Forestry (LULUCF) accord on climate targets, but it is still attempting to secure greater flexibility and disaster-related compensation mechanisms, Minister of the Environment Madis Kallas said. …When asked why it is critical to change the LULUCF sector, Kallas said that the LULUCF sector is the most important factor in achieving the 2030 and 2050 climate goals. “No other sector can sequester carbon dioxide.” Kallas said that he understands the industry’s concerns that the LULUCF regulation would harm its competitiveness. …Kallas added. “Shipping logs or pulpwood or simply using biomass to generate electricity, is certainly not something we want to continue. This is especially true considering that the condition of Estonia’s forests has seriously deteriorated during the last 20 to 30 years.

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