The Clean Arctic Alliance calls on the global shipping industry to immediately reduce ship speed to cut CO2 emissions globally, reduce black carbon emissions by switching to cleaner fuels in the Arctic and for International Maritime Organization (IMO) Member States to immediately enact a ban on the use and carriage of heavy fuel oil (HFO) in Arctic waters.
The Irish Institute of Master Mariners (IIMM) has become the latest organisation to sign an international pledge on banning the use of heavy fuel oil (HFO) by ships in the Arctic circle.
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“IMO Member states are squandering their chance to respond to its impacts on the Arctic”
“While Ponant is heading in the right direction, the Clean Arctic Alliance believes that shipping companies must embrace a future where international shipping is fueled entirely without the use of fossil fuels,” said Dr Sian Prior, Lead Advisor to the Clean Arctic Alliance.
The Clean Arctic Alliance expressed frustration over Members States’ failure to address the risk to the Arctic from emissions of black carbon from international shipping
The Clean Arctic Alliance today called on International Maritime Organization Member States to reduce the impact of black carbon emissions from international shipping on the Arctic environment, as the UN body gathers in London for a meeting of its Marine Environmental Protection Committee (MEPC74), during which a number of issues, including black carbon emissions and heavy fuel oil (HFO) in the Arctic will feature on the agenda
Environmental groups blasted the U.S. Wednesday for torpedoing the traditional joint declaration at the conclusion of the biennial Arctic Council ministerial meeting in Rovaniemi, in northern Finland, and called on Arctic nations to redouble their efforts to fight black carbon pollution in the region.
Clean Arctic Alliance calls on Arctic nations to reaffirm their commitment to reducing black carbon emissions through collaboration within the International Maritime Organization