Garbage incinerator in Greenland. Photo: iStock / olli0815

Community-based black carbon and public health assessment

Assessing and mitigating the risks of black carbon to public health.

Project objectives:

  • assess, on a pilot basis, local sources of black carbon emissions from a representative sampling of Arctic Alaskan and Russian villages;
  • provide a broad characterization of associated risks to public health;
  • explore short and long-term mitigation options;
  • assess and, where possible, strengthen local capacities to identify, mitigate and prevent black carbon pollution;
  • draft a framework tool for community-based assessments of black carbon emissions and health risks;
  • and educate local communities about black carbon emissions and risks.

The project is a collaboration of the AIA, Arctic Alliance, Alaska Native Science Commission, University of Alaska-Anchorage, and the University of Alaska-Fairbanks, with support from the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency.

Lead Рабочие группы
ACAP
Lead Арктические государства & Постоянные участники
Соединённые Штаты Америки
Международная ассоциация алеутов
Начало
2016
Конец
Ongoing
Арктические государства
On track