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The present report details a comprehensive analysis in which data and relevant results are collected for (8) measurements of black carbon carried out during 2017, in 8 regions of the country in reference to the implementation plan, in the framework of the small-scale contract (SSFA for its acronym in English) signed between the United Nations Environment Program and the Corporate Environmental Corporation (CAEM).
However, it is important to mention that CAEM, managed to leverage additional measurements with the support of Swisscontact Peru and the project NAMA industry ,that is currently being implemented in Colombia; These measures were made with the objective to determine the black carbon emission factors in different types of fuels and technologies, in addition to continuing to consolidate the measurement as an indicator of energy efficiency, which validate the technological implementations carried out by the Colombian brick industry and promote the improvement continues in the productive process, this in order to establish mitigation measures for the sector; and generate strategies at the level of public policies that allow the mobilization of actors that seek to reduce emissions of short-lived climate pollutants that benefit and directly impact on public health issues.
In addition, as annexes to the present report, the data sheets taken in the field are attached, the laboratory analyzes in each of the measurements corresponding to the filters used in the equipment, which are the fuel samples that were taken in each one of them. the brickworks object of measurement, in Figure 1 the laboratory analyzes required for the processing of the information and the obtaining of the emission factors according to the balance of the mass carried out are observed.