The promise of carbon sinks in future commitment periods: new scientific findings in Europe
Side Event of European Commission at COP10, Buenos Aires ,
Wednesday, 15 December 2004 – 13-15 HRS, EU PAVILION – Room 1

European Commission-funded projects presented a first full greenhouse gas budget of the European continent, model proof that forest management will make high future reduction targets economically viable, and a novel science-based proposal for C accounting of LULUCF in future commitments.

Introduction: G. Angeletti, European Commission, DG Research, Environment and Climate System Unit

A full GHG accounting on scientific basis, with quantifiable uncertainties in future commitment periods
Prof. R. Valentini, University of Tuscia , Viterbo – Italy

On the economics of biospheric carbon management in achieving low stabilisation targets
Dr. M. Obersteiner, IIASA, Laxenburg – Austria

Criteria for future commitments in the biosphere
Dr. Bernhard Schlamadinger, Joanneum Research, Graz – Austria

A proposal for including the conservation of terrestrial carbon stocks in future climate policy regimes
Dr. A. Freibauer, Max-Planck-Institute for Biogeochemistry, Jena – Germany


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