The explicit reference to “a balance between anthropogenic emissions by sources and removals by sinks of greenhouse gases” (Art. 4) in the 2015 Paris Agreement has given a strong impetus to Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR) proposals that aim to remove greenhouse gas emissions through bioenergy and carbon capture and storage (BECCS).

The Global Forest Coalition (GFC) launched a new briefing paper, providing a critical overview of the problem of current carbon accounting rules in the land use and forests sector, under the acronym LULUCF. These are creating loopholes for real emission cuts and will undermine any new climate agreement.

This publication includes independent monitoring reports on the development of national strategies to Reduce Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation by NGOs and Indigenous Peoples' Organizations from 9 different developing countries, as well as links to reports by NGOs in 3 additional countries.