EU Black Carbon Action

The EU Action on Black Carbon in the Arctic is a European Union Initiative to Support International Policy Development

The overall goal of the Action is to contribute to the development of collective responses to reduce black carbon emissions in the Arctic by:

  • 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 Long-range 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)

The Action implementation is structured around four major work components addressing:

  • Improving the knowledge base on black carbon emissions
  • Increasing awareness and sharing knowledge
  • Preparing technical advice documents and scenario analyses
  • Supporting development of a roadmap for international cooperation on black carbon

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The Action is implemented through the EU Partnership Instrument providing 1.5 million EUR of funding for Action implementation during 2018-2020