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Side events at COP11
Two side events with CarboEurope participation were organised at COP11, Montreal, December 2005.
1. Side event organised by EU DG Research on Improved Understanding of the European Greenhouse Gas Budget, with presentations about
- the present knowledge about the European greenhouse gas budget (Riccardo Valentini, UNITUS)
- towards robust GHG monitoring - recommendations from an international workshop at Amsterdam and lessons learned during the intensive regional observation campaign in France 2005 (Han Dolman, VUA)
- extreme weather events: reconciling bottom-up and top-down estimates of the 2003 drought effects on the European biosphere (Jean-Francois Soussana, INRA).
2. Side event organised by JOANNEUM on results of the Graz workshops
The side event addressed the following questions:
- What are the special challenges that LULUCF presents to international climate policy?
- What are the objectives and practical considerations for the successful inclusion of LULUCF?
- Should the existing system of activity based classification and inclusion be continued Post 2012?
- Should changes in carbon stocks on all managed lands within a country be considered?
- How could emission reduction through avoiding deforestation in developing countries be considered post 2012?
- Should LULUCF be considered separately from emissions trading, e.g. through policies and measures?
This side event received very high attention and interest, due to fortunate timing, wide early announcement and the fact that it addressed issues matching closely with the negotiation agenda.
updated by Yvonne Hofmann,