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European Parliament strengthens Commission's proposal on LULUCF

Fit for 55

Tonight, Members of the European Parliament have adopted the Land Use, Land Use Change and Forestry (LULUCF). The Greens/EFA group have pushed for an ambitious Parliament position since the usage of land and forests are key for the green transition and biodiversity.

Ville Niinistö MEP, Greens/EFA member and European Parliament rapporteur on the Land Use, Land Use Change, and Forestry in the Environment Committee and the Industry Committee, comments:

“The way we use land must be sustainable for both the climate and nature. Climate resilience in land use is key to building a carbon-neutral economy and achieving carbon negativity, to manage the climate crisis. The position adopted today by the European Parliament improves the Commission's LULUCF proposal consistently. In promoting better land use for nature and biodiversity, we are also creating a major opportunity for sustainable solutions in agriculture and forestry.”


You can find quotes from our Members, more information and a breakdown of votes on our special Fit For 55 Live Blog here: https://www.greens-efa.eu/opinions/fit-for-55/

The aim of the EU Commission's climate package is to turn the Green Deal into reality, avert the climate crisis, meet the 1.5 degree climate target and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 55 percent by 2030 compared to 1990 levels.


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