The Clean Arctic Alliance welcomes the 2020 sulphur ban, which should drive a switch away from the use of heavy fuel oil (HFO) towards lighter alternatives – and result in less black carbon released in the Arctic environment”, said Prior. “However, while the sulphur cap will reduce the amount of heavy fuel oil being used anywhere – including in the Arctic – it will not eliminate it completely
Arctic Shipping Commitment Drives Momentum Towards Heavy Fuel Oil Ban Tromsø, Norway, 25 January 2018:- An ambitious campaign for a […]
With the next meeting of the IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee coming up in April, we’re calling on member states to back a ban on the use of heavy fuel oil – the dirtiest from shipping fuels – from vessels operating in Arctic waters.
The Clean Arctic Alliance welcomes the adoption of the European Parliament Resolution on international ocean governance, and in particular its commitment towards ending the use of heavy fuel oil and its carriage in fuel tanks in Arctic shipping. The EU parliament’s position is further evidence that heavy fuel oil use in the Arctic is no longer acceptable – its presence in the Antarctic has been prohibited for some years, and last year the International Maritime Organization began moves towards its phase out. It is now imperative that the risks associated with burning HFO and carrying HFO fuel are eliminated in the Arctic
Join us to discuss Risks, Alternatives and Legal Options for a heavy fuel oil (HFO) Phase-Out. Polar Law Symposium, Rovaniemi 13 November 2017.
Join us at the Clean Arctic Alliance COP23 event in Bonn: Screening of Sea Blind documentary and debate on getting heavy fuel oil out of Arctic shipping.
The Our Ocean conference in Malta was the venue for the launch of an an international initiative to end use of heavy fuel oil (HFO) by Arctic shipping. On Friday, October 6th as one of the ambitious commitments made during the conference, the Our Ocean Arctic Commitment aims to expand collaboration between the cruise industry, environmental NGOs and indigenous communities, in order to protect the Arctic environment, its wildlife and its peoples.
Clean Arctic Alliance welcomes support from Member States for a proposal to identify measures which will mitigate risks posed by use of heavy fuel oil in Arctic waters.
Danish Shipping Supports Ban on HFO as ship Fuel in the Arctic at the MEPC71 meeting in London, says director Maria Bruun Skipper.
As the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Marine Environmental Protection Committee (MEPC 71) opens today in London, the Clean Arctic Alliance called on IMO member states to support a Canadian proposal to mitigate the risks posed by the use of heavy fuel oil (HFO) in Arctic waters