About Land Use

Increasing rural depopulation in Europe and economic activities that mine soils and landscapes are causing land to become sources of emissions, rather than sinks.

A lack of land management is also raising the risk of wildfires that can create spikes of emissions, while opportunities for carbon sequestration are missed. Land use is looking at turning landscapes from carbon sources to sinks tackling a lack of investment, forging new social contracts with soil and forests, and lining-up value-chain incentives.

The Deep Demonstration has built up a portfolio of land use projects with the Government of Scotland, Ireland, the Climate Smart Forest Economy programme and a LULUCF programme with the European environment agency.

Find out more about our work in the stories below. If you are interested in becoming a challenge owner, partner or funder, contact us at communitydesk@climate-kic.org

Stories
IIPP | EIT Climate-KIC | 2 June 2020 Challenging paradigms as the gateway to innovation: New IIPP report for EIT Climate-KIC’s Landscapes as Carbon Sinks Deep Demonstration
Challenging paradigms as the gateway to innovation: New IIPP report for EIT Climate-KIC’s Landscapes as Carbon Sinks Deep Demonstration
EIT Climate-KIC | 17 June 2020 EIT Climate-KIC shines at the GLF Bonn Digital Conference, the year’s largest global digital conference on the environment
EIT Climate-KIC shines at the GLF Bonn Digital Conference, the year’s largest global digital conference on the environment
EIT Climate-KIC | 4 September 2020 EIT Climate-KIC’s case studies on innovative land use set the stage for transforming whole systems
EIT Climate-KIC’s case studies on innovative land use set the stage for transforming whole systems
EIT Climate-KIC | 27 October 2020 System mapping of wood in construction uncovers key insights for land decarbonisation
System mapping of wood in construction uncovers key insights for land decarbonisation
EIT Climate-KIC | 29 October 2020 From a multi-stakeholder approach to satellite monitoring, Carbon Farming is innovating land use
From a multi-stakeholder approach to satellite monitoring, Carbon Farming is innovating land use
EIT Climate-KIC | 02 February 2021 Daniel Zimmer, EIT Climate-KIC Director of Sustainable Land Use, on the Landscapes as Carbon Sinks Deep Demonstration
Daniel Zimmer, EIT Climate-KIC Director of Sustainable Land Use, on the Landscapes as Carbon Sinks Deep Demonstration
EIT Climate-KIC | 26 February 2021 Integrating nature with technology to strengthen climate adaptation
Integrating nature with technology to strengthen climate adaptation