Arctic Council Task Force on SLCFs

2009, April

The Tromsø Declaration of the Arctic Council creates a Task Force on Short-Lived Climate Forcers, established through the Arctic Monitoring Assessment Programme (AMAP).

The Arctic Council, which is comprised of representatives from Canada, Denmark (including Greenland and the Faroe Islands), Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia, Sweden and the United States,  notes that "shorter-lived climate forcers […] may play a role in Arctic climate change" and recognizes that "reductions of emissions have the potential to slow the rate of Arctic snow, sea ice and sheet ice melting in the near-term".

The Task Force is an expert group in charge of providing scientific advice by assessing Arctic climate benefits of the mitigation strategies on SLCFs. An outcome of the expert group is their 2011 report, The Impact of Black Carbon on Arctic Climate.

You can find the Tromsø Declaration and the report online.

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