Welcome to LUCCI!
LUCCI is a research centre at Lund University devoted to studies of the carbon cycle and how it interacts with the climate system. The centre involves about 120 researchers from four Lund university departments: Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science, Geology, Biology and Physics.
LUCCI at top level politics meeting
2013-12-02: LUCCI coordinator Anders Lindroth has been in Tallinn at the conference "Climate in the Nordic-Baltic region: science, policy and economy". The meeting gathered a great mix of politicians and scientists, with several Ministers for the Environment in the Nordic region attending.
Anders Lindroth made a talk on the role of CO2 in the atmosphere - sources and sinks. He importantly pointed out that bioenergy is not automatically climate neutral. This resulted in a discussion in the audience, since emissions from fuels made of forest products, like methanol and ethanol, today is sometimes counted as zero in CO2-emission release models.
-But there is no difference to the atmosphere if the released carbon is thousands of years old or seventy years old, he says. Hence, it is not as easy to reduce emissions as to substitute fossil fuels by bioenergy. It can even make things worse, since production of bioenergy might result in logging the forest - decreasing the sink that the forest is today.
- When counting on emissions, it is important to count in all effects and timescales, Anders Lindroth points out.
You can always find the latest LUCCI-related news on our News page!