Black Carbon MACC for the Arctic

Carbon Limits was commissioned by the Norwegian Ministry of Environment to develop a marginal abatement cost curve (MACC) for black carbon (BC) mitigation options in the Arctic states. To the extent possible, local costs (infrastructure, technology, labour) will be taken into account. The project also aims at developing a methodological framework for assessment of the public health effectiveness of BC emissions reduction within the Arctic states.

MACC analysis can help Arctic Council prioritise measures to “accelerate the decline in overall black carbon emissions” in line with the objective of its Expert Group on Black Carbon and Methane by giving a clear indication of the most cost-effective measures and the scope of possible abatement they can help achieve.