The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change decided to launch a project on “Carbonaceous Aerosol Emissions, Source Apportionment and Climate Impacts” under the National Carbonaceous Aerosols Programme. The NCAP-COALESCE project (CarbOnaceous AerosoL Emissions, Source apportionment and ClimatE Impacts), is a constituent activity of the Climate Change Action Programme of the country. It is envisaged as a multi-institutional, coordinated project, with the following goals:
- To understand the sources, fate, and impacts of carbonaceous aerosols, on climate and air quality, in the Indian region through interdisciplinary research.
- To reduce uncertainties in our understanding of the impacts of carbonaceous aerosols on regional scales over India through the adoption of robust methodologies.
- To inform the scientific community, policy makers and the public regarding carbonaceous aerosol influence on climate change and climate stresses, and their implications.
- To promote training and learning about aspects of aerosol measurement and modelling through workshops on research methods.