GHG Europe


Climate Change - Terrestrial Adaption & Mitigation in Europe

The land-use sector is both a contributor to and a potential victim of climate change.


Global historical emissions from land-use are estimated to exceed those from fossil fuels by some 25 % and are currently considered to be the second largest sources of GHG emissions. In Europe, the agricultural sector is the third largest sector of greenhouse gas emissions, accounting for 9 % of EU-25 emissions. At the same time recent drought periods and other weather extremes are responsible for a significant share of crop outages in Europe and it is predicted that climate change will increase the share of agricultural losses due to weather or climate related extreme events.


Policy induced changes in land management carry a large potential to both increase the adaptive capacity of ecosystems as well as reduce the emission burden from the land-use sector. Policy coordination of EU climate mitigation and adaptation policies with the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), Rural Development Strategy, EU Forestry Strategy, and Clean Air and Water Policies could potentially lead to a number of ancillary benefits and thereby reduce costs of compliance of any individual policy.


The CC-TAME project concentrates on assessing the impacts of agricultural, climate, energy, forestry and other associated land-use policies considering the resulting feed-backs on the climate system in the European Union.


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EU contract No. 244122


Project finished in September 2013  [more]

Imer D, Merbold L, Eugster W, Buchmann N (2013)  [more]

Luyssaert, S., G. Abril, et al. (2012)  [more]

Merbold L, Steinlin C, Hagedorn F (2013)   [more]

Mohn J, Steinlin C, Merbold L, Emmenegger L, Hagedorn F (2013)   [more]

Nabuurs G-J, Lindner M, Verkerk PJ, Gunia K, Deda P, Michalak R, Grassi G (2013)  [more]

Scott RL, Serrano-Ortiz P, Domingo F, Hamerlynck EP, Kowalski AS (2012)  [more]

Wolf S, Eugster W, Ammann C, Haeni M, Zielis S, Hiller R, Stieger J, Imer D, Merbold L, Buchmann N (2013)   [more]


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GHG-Europe at a glance

Fundingsource: EU (FP7)
EC-contribution: 6.6 Mio.€
Duration: 2010-2013
Consortium: 41 partners, 15 countries
Coordinator: A. Freibauer (TI)