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Capacity Building for Black Carbon mitigation efforts: a roadmap for cross-border activities (KO 5106)
Funded by Kolarctic CBC 2014-2020

Objective of the project

It is estimated that by the total climate forcing, black carbon is now the second most important human emission type after carbon dioxide. The central aim of the project was to construct a Black Carbon mitigation roadmap for decision-makers in three regions. An important objective of the roadmap was to strengthen the regions through a transfer of the gathered knowledge, experiences, and circumstances. There is a need for cross-border co-operation and implementation of best practices and best available technologies.

Main activities

The first workshop was in March 2021, the second workshop in May 2021, the third workshop in September 2021, and Final Workshop in February 2022. In these workshops, the partners collaborated with researchers and other stakeholders. Participants were, for example, Murmansk Region Development Corporation (rus), Nordic Energy Audit (swe), Centre for Economic Development (fin), Norvik commune (nor), Nefco, Embassy of Finland in Moscow, AMAP Secretariat, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, different Universities, Finnish Environment Institute (fin), Inuit Circumpolar Council (can), Swedish Environmental Research Institute (swe), AMAP Secretariat (can), and also stakeholders for Kazakhstan, India, and Deutschland. All together 125 registered participants from 61 different organizations


The roadmap was finished on time in English and Russian. Four workshops were held online during the project lifetime. Roadmapping improved communications, cooperation, and opinion sharing. During the road-mapping process project partners created a common view of the future.

Basic information




1970-01-01 - 2022-02-28

Total Budget / Programme funding

100 000 € / 45 000 €

Lead partner

Lapland University of Applied Sciences
Lead partner web-site


Kola Science Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences
UiT The Arctic University of Norway