This stands for Land Use, Land-Use Change and Forestry. It is a sector or category used to monitor and report emissions. Depending on how the land is used, it can be:
- a source of emissions
- a carbon sink.
LULUCF is regulated under EU law. Governments are also required to report to the United Nations on LULUCF emissions and removal of greenhouse gases caused by different land uses and land management practices. This includes:
– drainage of peatlands
– tillage and land used for grazing animals.