Land Use, Land-Use Change and Forestry

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1. Introduction

  1. Under Article 3.1 of the Kyoto Protocol, the Annex I Parties have agreed to limit and reduce their emissions of greenhouse gases between 2008 and 2012.

  2. The Kyoto Protocol makes provision for Annex I Parties to take into account afforestation, reforestation, and deforestation and other agreed land use, land-use change, and forestry (LULUCF) activities in meeting their commitments under Article 3.

  3. To implement the Kyoto Protocol, issues related to LULUCF will have to be considered. Relevant issues may include for example:

  4. Therefore, to assist the Parties to the Protocol, this Summary for Policymakers (SPM) provides relevant scientific and technical information in three parts:

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