Heavy Fuel Oil on the Agenda at Arctic Circle 2019

Arctic Circle 2019

Heavy Fuel Oil on the Agenda at Arctic Circle 2019

The Clean Arctic Alliance will be at Arctic Circle in Reykjavík, Iceland on October 10-12, 2019. We’re involved in running two events involving the risks of heavy fuel oil in the Arctic – one outside of Arctic Circle, and one session on the program. Read on!

 

Banning the use of heavy fuel oil (HFO) by ships in the Arctic – a first step to addressing the climate crisis

 

Seminar: Banning the use of heavy fuel oil (HFO) by ships in the Arctic – a first step to addressing the climate crisis

Organised by: Iceland Nature Conservation Association & the Clean Arctic Alliance

On: 9th October, 17.00 – 18.30, Verold – The House of Vigdis University of Iceland

A small panel of experts will speak on the climate crisis and living on the frontline of a changing Arctic. The panellists will consider the impact of current practices and fuel choices, particularly the use of heavy fuel oil (HFO) by Arctic shipping in Icelandic and Arctic waters, and how a ban on HFO use and carriage in the Arctic can contribute to addressing the climate crisis. There will be plenty of opportunity for questions and discussion.

Panel:

  • Dr Pam Pearson, Director, International Cryosphere Climate Initiative (ICCI): Cryosphere On the Edge: Our 1.5 Degree Boundary.
  • Lisa Koperqualuk Inuit Circumpolar Council: At the frontline of Arctic change.
  • Arni Finnsson, Iceland Nature Conservation Association: Emissions from shipping in Icelandic waters
  • Dr Sian Prior, Lead Adviser, Clean Arctic Alliance: International shipping policy and future challenges for Arctic shipping.

No registration required.  This event is free and all are welcome. To register or for further details on this event, please contact Árni Finnsson: arni@natturuvernd.is

Event organised by Iceland Nature Conservation Association | natturuvernd.is a member of the Clean Arctic Alliance.

 

 

Breakout Session: A Vision for Shipping in the Arctic

Organised by: Clean Arctic Alliance

Friday 11 October, 18:30 Expo Pavilion in Harpa conference centre),on lvl K2

The session “A Vision for Shipping in the Arctic” will focus on the changing Arctic and facilitate debate on the need for a change in the current practices and fuel choices of Arctic shipping.  It will explore international regulatory requirements and alternative fuels and forms of propulsion to contribute to meeting the climate crisis challenge. A panel of speakers, who are at the forefront of climate change in the Arctic, international shipping policy, and the development of cleaner, more sustainable shipping fuels and alternative forms of ship propulsion, will set the scene and there will be opportunity for questions and discussion.

Panel:

Moderator: Pen Hadow, Arctic Ocean explorer, oceanographer & conservationist, Director of 90 North

  • Dr. Halldór Björnsson, The Iceland Meteorological Office
  • Speaker to be confirmed: At the frontline of Arctic change.
  • Dr Sian Prior, Lead Adviser, Clean Arctic Alliance: International shipping policy and future challenges for Arctic shipping.
  • Sean P. Thomas, Vice-President, Crowley Maritime Corporation: Innovations in Arctic Logistics.
  • Arni Finnsson – Iceland Nature Conservation Association (INCA).

Arctic Circle Registration required

The full program for Arctic Circle is here.

For more details, contact info@hfofreearctic.org

 

About the Clean Arctic Alliance

The following not-for-profit organisations form the Clean Arctic Alliance, which is committed to a ban on HFO as marine fuel in the Arctic:

Alaska Wilderness League, Bellona, Clean Air Task Force, Danish Ecological Council, Ecology and Development Foundation ECODES, Environmental Investigation Agency, European Climate Foundation, Friends of the Earth US, Greenpeace, Icelandic Nature Conservation Association, Nature And Biodiversity Conservation Union, Ocean Conservancy, Pacific Environment, Seas At Risk, Surfrider Foundation Europe, Stand.Earth, Transport & Environment and WWF.

More more information visit https://www.hfofreearctic.org/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/CleanArctic

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