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Press Conference: HFO Ban in the Arctic (Danish Ecological Council)


Black carbon (BC) has a global warming potential being 900-3.200 times more powerful than CO2 per kg. BC is one of the most powerful climate pollutants. It plays a key role in the observed ice-melting in the Arctic and destabilizes the global climate due to its critical self-perpetuating effects. The event takes place at the New Nordic Climate Solutions Pavilion - Section DEL2, Blue Zone, COP22.


Ban HFO as ship fuel in the Arctic

Mark Lutes, Head of Delegation, World Wildlife Fund                               

Ban (or tax) residential burning in the EU

Dr. Kaare Press-Kristensen, senior advisor, the Danish Ecological Council

Key messages:

1)      Ban HFO as ship fuel in the Arctic – just like HFO is banned as fuel in the Antarctic.

2)      Ban (or tax) residential burning in EU – don’t promote wood burning as climate saver.

3)      Include global warming from black carbon in the national greenhouse inventories.

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