Title: LULUCF MRV - Analysis and proposals for enhancing Monitoring, Reporting and Verification of greenhouse gases from Land Use, Land Use Change and Forestry in the EU
Publisher: Publications Office of the European Union
Publication Year: 2014
JRC N°: JRC91414
ISBN: 978-92-79-39785-1
ISSN: 1831-9424
Other Identifiers: EUR 26813
OP LB-NA-26813-EN-N
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC91414
DOI: 10.2788/12266
Type: EUR - Scientific and Technical Research Reports
Abstract: Land use land use change and forestry sector (LULUCF) is a greenhouse gas inventory (GHG) sector that covers anthropogenic emissions and removals from terrestrial carbon stocks living biomass dead organic matter and soil organic carbon following six main land use categories, Forest land, Cropland, Grassland, Wetlands, Settlements and Other land. According to the United Nation Framework Contract on Climate Change (UNFCCC) all Parties shall report periodically an update inventory of anthropogenic emissions and removals of GHG using comparable methodologies provided by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Additional requirements exist for reporting and accounting emissions/removals from related direct-human induced activities under the Kyoto Protocol (KP), because its accounting quantities are counted towards an international commitment reduction target. International negotiations have resulted in recent years in the adoption of new rules (e.g. mandatory accounting of Forest management) for the second commitment period of the KP (CP2: 2013-2020). Furthermore, Decision 529/2013/EU, going beyond the international negotiation, added the mandatory accounting of Cropland management and Grassland management. All these changes pose new challenges that MS will need to face from 2015 (i.e. for starting to report during CP2). This report describes the actions undertaken in the context of the Administrative Arrangement “LULUCF MRV” (Monitoring, Reporting, Verification) with DG CLIMA, trough a sequence of tasks (described in detailed in the Annexes). The aim of the AA is to support MS in improving the quality and comparability of LULUCF reporting during CP2, in line with IPCC methods and the new rules at UNFCCC and EU level.
JRC Directorate:Sustainable Resources

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