On 15th November 2012, the third “International Workshop on Black Carbon: Impacts and Control Strategies” was held in Beijing, supported by the Energy Foundation and organized by Tsinghua University. Both international and domestic experts participated in this workshop, where in-depth discussions on black carbon’s climate and health impacts, its emissions and potential control strategies, along with the remaining scientific uncertainties. This report delivers a summary of scientific studies and control measures and policies on black carbon in China based on the third “International Workshop on Black Carbon: Impacts and Control Strategies”. The conclusions are:
- Increase awareness of black carbon to encourage the formulation of control measures.
- Black carbon related research requires further advancement, particularly on the black carbon emission inventory.
- Control black carbon emissions to adhere to climate-friendly environmental protection strategy