Policy Brief - Emissions of Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (SLCP)

Emission Factors, Scenarios and Reduction Potentials

Emission inventories of Short Lived Climate Pollutants (SLCP), and especially of Black Carbon are uncertain and not always comparable between countries. Comparable and reliable emission inventories are essential when aiming for efficient strategies and policies for reduced emissions. The overall objective of this project is to improve the Nordic emission inventories of SLCPs. This report presents a summary of results and highlights from four reports produced in the project. The topics cover results from a measurement programme that provided SLCP and PM2.5 emission factors for typical Nordic residential biomass combustion technologies, it covers emission projections and efficient measures to reduce emissions of SLCPs beyond current projections, and also presents results from investigating the potentials for reducing the health and climate impacts of residential biomass combustion.

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