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Enhanced incentives for mitigation efforts in the Land Use

Land Use Change and Forestry sector in the next global climate change agreement

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The Nordic Council of Ministers has set up the Nordic COP 15 Group to help achieve a successful outcome in the climate change negotiations at COP 15 in Copenhagen in December 2009. The Nordic COP 15 Group have identified key elements in the negotiations where efforts are needed to ensure a good outcome, i.e. adaptation to climate change, technolo-gy transfer, legal issues, sinks and deforestation. This report explore ways to adjust the current accounting rules on sinks into rules that would create better incen-tives for actively managing lands, in order to decrease the emission of greenhouse gases to the atmosphere and/ or to remove greenhouse gases from the atmosphere. Different proposals for the treatment of the LULUCF-sector (Land Use, Land Use Change and Forestry sector) are compared and analysed.

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Preface

With the overall objective to facilitate international discussions on enhancing incentives for mitigation efforts in the next global climate change agreement, the COP-15 group under the Nordic Council of Ministers in the spring of 2008 outlined a project with the aim of analysing different options for the inclusion of the LULUCF-sector in a future agreement on emission reductions for Annex I Parties. The project aims to find ways to adjust the current accounting rules into rules that would create better incentives for actively managing lands in order to decrease the emission of greenhouse gases to the atmosphere and/ or to remove greenhouse gases from the atmosphere. Different proposals for the treatment of the LULUCF-sector are compared and analysed according to the criteria below.

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