The EU Action on Black Carbon in the Arctic

The EU Action on Black Carbon in the Arctic is an initiative sponsored by the European Union to contribute to the development of collective responses to reduce black carbon emissions in the Arctic and to reinforce international cooperation to protect the Arctic environment. It provides and communicates knowledge about sources and emissions of black carbon and supports relevant international policy processes.

  • Supporting processes aimed at setting clear commitments and/or targets for reducing black carbon emissions from major BC sources (gas flaring, domestic heating, maritime shipping).
  • Enhancing international cooperation on black carbon policy in the Arctic region – with a special focus on supporting the work of the Arctic Council and Convention on Longrange Transboundary Air Pollution and other national, regional and international initiatives, and building strong collaboration with EU strategic partners

AMAP Secretariat is responsible for managing project implementation, and working with the six implementing partners in the Action:

Carbon Limits, Norway

Environment Agency of Austria (EAA)

Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE)

International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)

Norwegian Institute for Air Research (NILU)

Swedish Environmental Research Institute (IVL)


Further information:

Ville-Veikko Paunu, Finnish Environment Institute SYKE,
Air Pollution and Mitigation of Climate Change




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Published 2020-01-30 at 13:42, updated 2020-12-11 at 9:07