Researching the effects of black and organic carbon emissions (BC/OC) on air pollution, climate change, and health
The Chinese-Norwegian Project on Emission, Impact, and Control Policy for Black Carbon and its Co-benefits in Northern China (ChiNorBC) will provide policy recommendations on emissions reductions based on new emission inventories for black and organic carbon emissions (BC/OC) in China and resulting air quality and climate change information.
ChiNorBC will help enhance the knowledge base for and support the development of a strategy for black and organic carbon emissions (BC/OC) in China.
The project is funded by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs through the Norwegian embassy in Beijing and the work on the Norwegian side is coordinated by the Norwegian Environment Agency (NEA). Partners on the Norwegians side are CICERO Center for International Climate Research and the Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH). Work is coordinated on the Chinese side by Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences (CRAES) with partner Chinese Academy for Environmental Planning (CAEP). CRAES and CAEP are government agencies under the Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE).
Output 1 Review of BC/ OC emissions and control measures in China and Norway
An overview of climate change and air quality policies implemented in China and Norway and how these policies have affected black and organic carbon emissions (BC/OC). The report identifies gaps and needs, in addition to forming part of the basis for recommendations to improve policies in China with focus on maximizing the co-benefits for climate and air pollution.
Output 2 Review of BC/ OC emissions inventories
An overview of existing emission inventories for black and organic carbon for China. It also reviews existing activity data and emission factors with a focus on two major BC-emitting sectors, namely Households and Mobile sources. In this way the report serves as a basis for developing the new BC and OC inventories in the ChiNorBC project.