6th workshop on marine black carbon emissions
The International Council on Clean Transportation hosted its sixth technical workshop on marine black carbon (BC) emissions in Helsinki, Finland on September 18th and 19th, 2019. This workshop was funded by the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) and the Pisces Foundation. The goal of the workshop was to Identify appropriate black carbon control policies and discuss potential standardized sampling, conditioning, and measurement protocols, including a traceable reference method.
- Participants identified six appropriate BC control policies (in no particular order):
- BC emissions limit for new ships, globally
- BC emissions limit for new ships, regionally (e.g., in the Arctic)
- BC emissions limit for all ships, regionally (e.g., in the Arctic)
- Modern ship requirement (e.g., prohibit access to the Arctic to higher emitting ships built before a certain date)
- Shore power mandate (e.g., if shore power is available at port, ships must use it)
- Heavy fuel oil (HFO) ban, with a switch to distillate fuel or other cleaner fuels
Workshop materials including the agenda, participant list, presentations, and a workshop summary document are provided below.