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

(17:15-17:45)

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.

Program/Speakers


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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