12 June 2019 - 14 June 2019
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Non-CO2 greenhouse gases include many substances, such as methane (CH4), nitrous oxide (N2O), fluorocarbons (CFCs, HFCs, SF6, etc), black carbon, aerosols, and tropospheric ozone (O3). These contribute significantly to climate forcing. Reducing non-CO2 greenhouse gas emissions is often more cost-effective than reducing CO2 emissions.
The scope of NCGG8 will be global challenges, and local solutions. The NCGG conferences pay attention to:
Special attention will be paid to the Climate Convention, and to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Theme 1, is the overarching theme of NCGG8 and focusing on global challenges and local solutions. We seek for integrative and innovative studies of sources of non-CO2 greenhouse gases, their effects and strategies to reduce these effects. This theme reflects in fact the overall aim of the conference.
Theme 2 will concentrate on sources, sinks and inventories, including innovations in emissions monitoring and reporting and verification of emission data. Papers presented in this theme will mostly be from the natural and technology sciences, although we also welcome contributions from integrated studies under this theme.
Theme 3 will concentrate on atmospheric processes, and in particular on the physics and chemistry related to the radiative aspects of the atmosphere, including monitoring of concentrations of non-CO2 greenhouse gases, atmospheric processes including the relations between greenhouse gases and other air pollutants (e.g. aerosols). Contributions to this theme may include innovations in models and in atmospheric measurements.
Theme 4, will concentrate on policy implementation, including mitigation and adaptation. Policy and implementation issues may include assessments of implementation programs for reduction of non-CO2 greenhouse gas emissions and innovative approaches in policy implementations. Contributions within this theme will be from both natural sciences (e.g. reporting on new emission reduction technologies) and social sciences (e.g. on the economic or institutional feasibility of environmental measures). Contributions on technological issues and industries’ perspectives are welcomed, as well as discussions on the realization of policies.
The previous NCGG7 led to the following conclusions:
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8th International Symposium on Non-CO2 Greenhouse Gases
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Luo C, Posen ID, Hoornweg D, & MacLean HL (2020). Modelling future patterns of urbanization, residential energy use and greenhouse gas emissions in Dar es Salaam with the Shared Socio-Economic Pathways. Journal of Cleaner Production: e119998. DOI:10.1016/j.jclepro.2020.119998. (In Press)
Mir KA, Park C, Purohit P , & Kim S (2020). Comparative analysis of greenhouse gas emission inventory for Pakistan: Part I energy and industrial processes and product use. Advances in Climate Change Research DOI:10.1016/j.accre.2020.05.002. (In Press)
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