Event

Global Gas Flaring: Implications for Arctic Environments, Climate Change, and Air Quality

Friday, May 26, 2017
2:00 p.m.
2017 Dunton Tower

The NSERC FlareNet Strategic Network (FlareNet) welcomes you to our public research seminar, featuring our international research partner, Dr. Olga Popovicheva from Moscow State University. Dr. Popochiceva is an internationally renowned expert on interactions of aerosols with atmospheric processes and climate change.

Background: Gas flaring is a key global source of black carbon and other pollutant emissions in the energy sector. More than 146 billion m3 of gas are flared annually, making it the dominant source of black carbon deposition on snow and ice in the Arctic, which contributes directly to accelerated warming relative to the rest of the planet.