Canada’s Black Carbon Inventory

Canada’s Black Carbon Inventory Black carbon is a short-lived, small aerosol (or airborne) particle linked to both climate warming and adverse health effects. It is emitted from incomplete combustion of carbon-based fuels (i.e., fossil fuels, biofuels, wood) in the form of very fine particulate matter. Black carbon is not emitted on its own, but as a component of particulate matter less than or equal to 2.5 micrometres in diameter (PM2.5). As a member of the Arctic Council, Canada has committed to producing an annual inventory of black carbon emissions. This data will serve to inform Canadians about black carbon emissions and provide valuable information for the development of air quality management strategies. The data used to compile the report originate from sections of the Air Pollutant Emission Inventory (APEI) specifically fine particulate matter (PM2.5) emissions from combustion-related sources. Supplemental Information For more information on Canada's Black Carbon Inventory, please visit: https://Canada.ca/black-carbon For Canada's emissions of other air pollutants, please reference the Air Pollutant Emission Inventory: https://Canada.ca/APEI APEI and Black Carbon Interactive Query Tool: https://pollution-waste.canada.ca/air-emission-inventory Supporting Projects: Canada's Black Carbon Inventory for 2013-2022 2024-05-09 Environment and Climate Change Canada enviroinfo@ec.gc.ca Nature and EnvironmentAir pollutionAir qualityArcticClimate changeEnvironmental hazardsEnvironmental indicatorsHealth hazardsInternational agreementsPollutantsPollutionScience policyblack carbonAtmosphereTransportation and Mobile EquipmentOre and mineral industriesheavy-duty diesel vehicleOil and Gas IndustryAir Pollutant Emission Inventoryheavy fuel oilliquefied petroleum gasmarine diesel oilmarine gasoline oilorganic carbonparticulate Matter less than or equal to 2.5 micrometers in diametershort-lived climate pollutantHome Firewood Burningupstream petroleum industrystationary diesel enginesanthropogenicsectorsair emissionsemission trendswarming effecttransportationwood stovesfurnacesfireplacesair transportationon-road transportoff-road transportmarineraildiesel combustionnatural gas combustionflaringaluminiumcement and concretefoundriesmining and rock quarryingpulp and paperCompliance/EnforcementObservation/Measurement View ECCC Data Mart (English)HTML https://data-donnees.ec.gc.ca/data/substances/monitor/canada-s-black-carbon-inventory/ View ECCC Data Mart (French)HTML https://data-donnees.ec.gc.ca/data/substances/monitor/canada-s-black-carbon-inventory/?lang=fr

Black carbon is a short-lived, small aerosol (or airborne) particle linked to both climate warming and adverse health effects. It is emitted from incomplete combustion of carbon-based fuels (i.e., fossil fuels, biofuels, wood) in the form of very fine particulate matter. Black carbon is not emitted on its own, but as a component of particulate matter less than or equal to 2.5 micrometres in diameter (PM2.5).

As a member of the Arctic Council, Canada has committed to producing an annual inventory of black carbon emissions. This data will serve to inform Canadians about black carbon emissions and provide valuable information for the development of air quality management strategies.

The data used to compile the report originate from sections of the Air Pollutant Emission Inventory (APEI) specifically fine particulate matter (PM2.5) emissions from combustion-related sources.

Supplemental Information

For more information on Canada's Black Carbon Inventory, please visit:

https://Canada.ca/black-carbon

For Canada's emissions of other air pollutants, please reference the Air Pollutant Emission Inventory:

https://Canada.ca/APEI

APEI and Black Carbon Interactive Query Tool:

https://pollution-waste.canada.ca/air-emission-inventory

Supporting Projects: Canada's Black Carbon Inventory for 2013-2022

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