The new rules open the way not only to improve the carbon accounts, but also to include in these accounts the pool of wood products in use in each Member State, by acknowledging that wood, until the end of its useful life, continues storing CO2 the trees absorbed during their growth.

Ladislaus Döry, president of the European Panel Federation (EPF) said: "We expect that the new LULUCF rules will prompt governments to support the sector concretely, for example, by encouraging the replacement of more energy-intensive materials for wood in new construction and renovation".