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Switzerland's forestry credits updated to be more consistent with own proposals

20th November 2009

Based on our review of Switzerland's submission, we recalculated the credits/debits from LULUCF accounting. The accounting method for the accounting period 2013-2020 was changed from net-net relative to 1990 to net-net relative to the first commitment period (Kyoto Protocol period). This has changed a large debit to a small credit around 2020. This means Switzerland's allowed industrial emissions by 2020 increased compared to the earlier version. Switzerland moves from Sufficient to Medium. This illustrates the importance of the details in the LULUCF methodology proposed by Parties.