The Nordic countries have a joint pavilion at the UN Climate negotiations in Marrakech, November 7-18, 2016, under the auspices of the Nordic Council of Ministers. The Nordic pavilion at COP22 will highlight New Nordic Climate Solutions through a series of events and activities focusing on a greener future.
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
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.
See the event at COP22: