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About the Event

The EU-funded Action on Black Carbon in the Arctic

The EU-funded 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 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)

Find out more about the project here.

Speakers include

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Hilde Hardeman

 Head of the European Commission’s Service for Foreign Policy Instruments

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Michael Mann

EU’s Special Envoy for Arctic Matters / Ambassador at Large for the Arctic

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Kaarle Kupiainen

Senior Specialist, Ministry of the Environment, Finland

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Zbigniew Klimont

Research Group Leader, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Austria

Eliza

Elisa Lanzi

Senior Economist, OECD Environment Directorate

Stefan

Stefan Åström

Senior Researcher and Project Manager, IVL, Sweden

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Mikael Hilden

Director, SYKE, Finland

Annika

Annika E. Nilsson (Moderator) 

Interdisciplinary Researcher and Science Writer, Science-Policy Interface, Sweden

Paul Adamson

Paul Adamson

 Chairman, Forum Europe

Kirstin

Kristin Linda Árnadóttir

 Chair of Arctic Council’s Expert Group on Black Carbon and Methane (EGBCM)

Anna

Anna Engleryd

 Chair of the Executive Body UNECE Air Convention 

Dr S

Shardul Agrawala

Head, Environment and Economy Integration Division, OECD Environment Directorate

Wang

Shuxiao Wang

 Professor, School of Environment, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

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Nuritdin Inamov

Assistant to the Minister of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation, Acting Chair of the InterMinisterial Committee of the Project Support Instrument (PSI) of Arctic Council.

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François Wakenhut

 Head of Unit for the European Commission’s (EC) DG Environment Clean Air Unit

Agenda

29 April | 14:00 - 16:30 CEST

14:00 – 14:05

Conference Welcome

Paul Adamson

Paul Adamson, Chairman, Forum Europe

14:05 – 14:10

Opening Remarks

Hilde

Hilde Hardeman, Head of the European Commission’s Service for Foreign Policy Instruments

14:10 – 14:15

Introduction

michael

Michael Mann, EU’s Special Envoy for Arctic Matters / Ambassador at Large for the Arctic

Presentations on Advances in Black Carbon Knowledge and Practices to Reduce Emissions

14:15 – 14:25

Setting the Context: Why is Black Carbon a Major Concern in the Arctic and Globally

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Kaarle Kupiainen, Senior Specialist, Ministry of the Environment, Finland

14:25 – 14:35

Baseline and Mitigation Scenarios of Black Carbon Emissions

Zig

Zbigniew Klimont, Research Group Leader, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Austria

14:35 – 14:45

The Economic Benefits of Air Quality Improvements in Arctic Council Countries

Prof. Dr. Boris Otto
Member of the Interim Management Team and acting Interim CTO of the GAIA-X AISBL (under incorporation) 

Eliza

Elisa Lanzi, Senior Economist, OECD Environment Directorate

14:45 – 15:00

From National to International Policy Options to Reduce Emissions

Stefan

Stefan Åström, Senior Researcher and Project Manager, IVL, Sweden

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Mikael Hilden, Director, SYKE, Finland

15:00 – 15:30

Questions/Answers and Discussion Session with Speakers

Annika

Moderator – Annika E. Nilsson, Interdisciplinary Researcher and Science Writer, Science-Policy Interface, Sweden

Panel - Forward Looking Regional Actions and Global Solutions to Curb Black Carbon Emissions Impacting the Arctic

15:30 – 16:25

Panel discussion on key issues at regional and global levels. Include questions from participants.

Kirstin

Kristin Linda Árnadóttir, Chair of Arctic Council’s Expert Group on Black Carbon and Methane (EGBCM)

Anna

Anna Engleryd, Chair of the Executive Body UNECE Air Convention 

Dr S

Shardul Agrawala, Head, Environment and Economy Integration Division, OECD Environment Directorate

Wang

Shuxiao Wang, Professor, School of Environment, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

Inamov

Nuritdin Inamov, Assistant to the Minister of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation, Acting Chair of the InterMinisterial Committee of the Project Support Instrument (PSI) of Arctic Council.

16:25 – 16:30

Closing Remarks

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François Wakenhut, Head of Unit for the European Commission’s (EC) DG Environment Clean Air Unit                    

View the highlights video here.

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Partners

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Contact

For more information on any aspect of this event, please contact the team.

Hannah Corns
Event Manager
Forum Europe

Tel: +44 (0) 2920 783 027