The Dutch Government is negotiating a new climate agreement with all sectors in order to implement its Climate Law, adopted in June 2018.
The Dutch Forest and Nature sector is a participant in the Climate Table for Agriculture and Land use, one of the five Climate Tables. The forest and nature sector has a special position in the climate agreement. Forests and other vegetation capture nearly 3.7 Megatons of CO2 a year, about 2% of the annual Dutch emissions. For the details from page 43 on the Climate Agreement, see main features.
The climate contribution of forest and nature can increase by, among other things:
• a climate-smart management of forest, nature and landscape;
• taking anti-drought measures;
• the longer retention of carbon in the chain, such as the use of wood in construction;
• the afforestation with new forest and landscape elements.
The Climate Agreement offers many opportunities for the sector.
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Forest and Climate Pilots 2018
To explore the possibilities within the forest and nature sector and to lay the foundations for larger rollout, the Forest & Climate Pilots have started in 2018 (link). This is being coordinated by Wageningen Environmental Research together with 37 partners. The pilots are focused on implementation, testing and recording and disseminating knowledge through a toolbox. This website provides insight into the projects and measures that are currently being implemented and gives handles for Climate Smart management.
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The climate pilots and the climate pages of the VBNE are financed by the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality.