This indicator comprises historical and projected emissions estimates from the LULUCF sector. Historical emissions are presented by main land use category, whereas projected emissions are presented at aggregate level.
Methodology for indicator calculation
Historical and projected emissions estimates from all 27 EU Member States and aggregated for the EU-27 were obtained from the publicly available databases published by the EEA.
For individual Member State emissions and removals, the cumulative 10-year LULUCF total for 2011-2020 and the projected 10-year LULUCF total for 2021-2030 for the ‘with existing measures’ scenario are shown.
The latest available version of the historical inventory and projected emissions were used to compile the indicator, but it should be noted that this may introduce slight inconsistencies between the historical and projected emissions, if projections for some Member States are not based on the latest inventory data submitted and recalculations have been made.
Methodology for gap filling
No methodology for gap filling has been specified.
Regulation (EU) 2018/841 establishes Member States’ contributions to meeting the GHG emission reduction target of the Union for the period 2021-2030 for the LULUCF sector. The goal for Europe to become climate neutral by 2050 is enshrined in the European Climate Law , which includes the target of reducing net emissions of GHGs by at least 55% by 2030 compared with 1990 levels. This acknowledges the need to enhance Europe’s carbon sink through a more ambitious LULUCF Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2018/841), for which the Commission made a proposal in July 2021.
No uncertainties have been specified.
National emissions reported to the UNFCCC and to the EU Greenhouse Gas Monitoring Mechanism
Approximated estimates for greenhouse gas emissions