Reducing Black Carbon Emissions from Residential Heating in the Arctic

There is a general consensus that reducing black carbon emissions in the Arctic countries is an important step towards climate change mitigation and residential heating represents a large share of these emissions. As part of a EU funded project on black carbon in the Artic, Carbon Limits, in collaboration with AMAP, prepared a user-friendly summary of the information on the negative effects of black carbon, best available techniques (BATs) and practices (BAPs) aimed at reducing pollution from the burning of wood, coal and other types of biomass. The document is publicly available (see link below) and aim at serving as a guide to technologies and emission reduction measures that can be promoted.

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