EUSTAFOR input to the Inception Impact Assessment of the 2030 Climate Target Plan

As part of the European Green Deal agenda, the European Commission (EC) continues its consultation on the Inception Impact Assessment of the 2030 Climate Target Plan. The objective of this initiative is to propose an increased climate target for 2030 to prepare the EU for the transition towards climate neutrality by 2050, including an amendment of the recently proposed European Climate Law.

EUSTAFOR welcomes the EC’s initiative to develop communication for setting the climate target for 2030, within the objective of climate neutrality by 2050. As stated in the roadmap, the EU’s land use sector (agriculture land, forests and other natural land) is presently a net sink of CO2, meaning that it removes more CO2 from the atmosphere than it releases. It is estimated that EU forests and the forest- based sector currently contribute to the overall climate mitigation by absorbing about 13% of the EU’s total GHG emissions.

Input from EUSTAFOR to the consultation on the Inception Impact Assessment of the 2030 Climate Target Plan can be found here. It is also published on the EC’s website.

Published 10/04/2020

Ms. Amila Meškin

Policy Advisor

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