PPR7 Submission: The need for an urgent switch to distillates for ships operating in the Arctic

The need for an urgent switch to distillates for ships operating in the Arctic

The need for an urgent switch to distillates for ships operating in the Arctic

Submitted by to PPR7/8 by FOEI, WWF, Pacific Environment and CSC

This document discusses the implications for the Arctic of a recent study indicating that blended low sulphur residual fuels that have been developed to meet the IMO 2020 requirement will result in a significant increases in Black Carbon emissions, and calls on the IMO to mandate an urgent switch to distillates for ships operating in the Arctic to avoid a sharp rise in emissions of short-lived climate forcers in this vulnerable area.

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The need for an urgent switch to distillates for ships operating in the Arctic

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