Particle emissions in Belarus and in the Nordic countries - Emission inventories and integated assessment modelling of black carbon and PM2.5

The present report summarizes the results of the multilateral Nordic-Belarus cooperation project “Development of PM2.5 and black carbon emission inventory and GAINS modelling in Belarus – sharing Nordic experience and strengthening cooperation”. The report presents two main parts of the conducted analysis: a part focused on the emission inventories, and a part summarizing the results of the integrated assessment modelling.

Summary

The overall goal of the project is to stimulate decision-makers in Belarus to prioritize abatement measures aimed at black carbon in their efforts to reduce emissions of PM2.5, as encouraged in the Gothenburg protocol under the UNECE CLRTAP. To reach this purpose and in order to build up scientific basis necessary for further policy development, a comprehensive analysis of PM2.5 and BC emissions, emission reduction potentials and cost-effective abatement measures in Belarus has been conducted.

The report presents two main parts of the conducted analysis: a part focused on the emission inventories, and a part summarizing the results of the integrated assessment modelling. The main focus is on analysis for Belarus; however, a range of modelling results have been obtained for the three participating Nordic countries – Denmark, Finland and Sweden.

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Last updated: 2021-05-05

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