LULUCF: practical consequences for the forest-based sector (meeting proceedings available now)

Joint workshop on the practical consequences of the introduction of the Regulation for the inclusion of Land Use, Land Use Change and Forestry (LULUCF) within the 2030 EU Climate and Energy framework

Tuscany Region Brussels Office, Rond-point Robert Schuman 14, Brussels, Belgium

25 September 2018 

Overall objective:

The aim of the workshop is to assess how the new LULUCF regulation will or can be implemented and what the potential impacts on forest management and on the EU forest‑based sector are.

The main focus will be on 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. 

Audience: 

The workshop is dedicated to experts of the forest-based sector stakeholders, and it is open to experts, stakeholders, policymakers and researchers who have an interest in the topic.

Timetable

10:00 to 10:30 // Coffee and registration

10:30 to 11:20 // Session 1: Setting the scene 

• Moderator of the event: Aigar Kallas, RMK – Estonian State Forest – Moderator’s Conclusions

Fabio Boscaleri, Tuscany Region – Welcome addresses

Nils Torvalds, Member of the EU Parliament (to be confirmed) Objectives of the LULUCF Regulation

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, Thunen Institute – How carbon balance of wood in Germany would be affected by different forest management options

• Q&A 

11:20 to 12:30 // Session 2 (part 1): 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) and Anu Korosuo, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) How to account for greenhouse gas emissions and removals in forests? Guidance document for developing and reporting the new Forest Reference Levels 

• Q&A 

12.30 to 13.30 // Lunch 

13:30 to 14:20 // Session 2 (part 2): Towards the implementation of the LULUCF Regulation 

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 

• Q&A    

14.20 to 14.30 // Short coffee break

14:30 to 15:20 // Session 3: Potential impacts of the LULUCF Regulation on the sector

Marten Larsson, Swedish Forest Industries Federation – 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 

• Q&A 

15:20 to 16:00 // Discussion on the implementation of the LULUCF Regulation

16:00 to 16:15 // Conclusions by the moderator

Opening:

Session 1 – part 1:

Session 1 – part 2:

Session 2:

 

Published 12/10/2018

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