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Enhancing the reduction of black carbon emissions to protect the Arctic: Mapping the policy landscape

April 29, 2021

A major task for the EU-funded Action on Black Carbon in the Arctic has been to analyze different options for policy action that would contribute to reducing black carbon emissions. The results are presented in the report Enhancing the reduction of black carbon emissions to protect the Arctic: Mapping the policy landscape of national, regional and international action, which will soon be available on the EUA-BCA website. The aim of mapping of the policy landscape has been to support integration of policy initiatives across the different national, regional and international fora and sectors that are engaged in black carbon issues, with the Arctic Council and the UNECE Air Convention as key priorities. Furthermore, the report identifies further technical and scientific work that is needed to support policy development. The focus has been on five source sectors that are of major significance to black carbon emissions impacting the Arctic. The new information has been integrated into the website’s source sector descriptions and summary of policy action and is also be presented at the Black Carbon Virtual Forum A Call for Bold Regional and Global Action to Reduce Black Carbon Emisssions Impacting the Arctic.

Details about the different options are available in the report Elements in the policy landscape for action on black carbon in the Arctic: Supporting mterial to the EUA-BCA report Enhancing the reduction of black carbon emissions to protect the Arctic.