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Northern Dimension Future Forum 2018: Black Carbon and Climate Change in the European Arctic, Brussels

Monday, 19th November 2018 13:00

DATE: Monday 19th November 2018, at 13.00-17.00
VENUE: Thon Hotel EU, Rue de la Loi 75, 1040 Brussels, Belgium

Temperatures in the Arctic are rising clearly faster than the global average temperatures. Therefore also black carbon, that may cause some 20-25% of the warming in the Arctic, has received special attention by the Arctic Council. In addition to its global warming impacts, black carbon is detrimental to human and ecosystem health. Important sources of black carbon include transport, residential burning of coal and biomass, oil and gas flaring, and open burning of biomass.

Because black carbon remains in the atmosphere only for days or weeks, emission reductions produce positive results fast. Furthermore, many technological solutions to curb emissions already exist. In addition to the activities of the Arctic Council, there are also other international and regional initiatives that aim at reducing black carbon emissions, such as those of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition and the World Bank’s Zero Routine Flaring by 2030.

This event brings together researchers, businesses and policy makers to discuss how countries and actors in the European Arctic are tackling this common challenge and what more could be done.

Registration is open and can be found here (link).


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