Carbon sinks: Agriculture Council criticizes Commission plans

Reducing greenhouse gases alone will not achieve the goal of climate neutrality in the EU in 2050. In addition to transport and industry, there will also be residual emissions in agriculture and forestry. At the same time, however, the so-called LULUCF (Land Use, Land Use Change and Forestry) sectors have great potential for capturing and storing climate-damaging carbon from the air. Strengthening natural CO2 sinks such as forests, peatlands or grasslands plays an important role in achieving the EU’s climate targets, which is why the Commission has also launched a recast of the LULUCF Regulation as part of its Fit for 55 package.

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