What are the implications for the IMO from COP26’s outcomes? What are the priorities for IMO member states regarding shipping’s impact on the Arctic and the world’s climate? How will the IMO react to curb black carbon and greenhouse gas emissions – both of which are on the agenda when its Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 77) meets from 22-26 November.
COP26: Stop the Melt! World Leaders Must Stick to Paris Agreement to Halt Arctic Sea Ice Loss Arctic event during […]
Speakers will address the Arctic cryosphere crisis, the implications for the people of the Arctic and the planet as a whole, implications for health and the role of shipping in reducing impacts through black carbon reductions.
The state of Arctic Sea ice, the cascading impacts of climate change, along with the IPCC findings make the levels of climate ambition and timelines currently on the table for shipping at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) totally inadequate. It is imperative that measures due for adoption at the IMO in November be strengthened to ensure they drive fast deep cuts in CO2 and black carbon emissions from ships, especially those visiting the Arctic”, said Prior
Responding to today’s publication of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, Climate Change 2021: The Physical Science Basis, the Clean Arctic Alliance called on the International Maritime Organization to make immediate cuts to black carbon emissions from shipping in the Arctic, and to urgently reduce black carbon emissions globally.
In a serious blow to the Arctic and the fight to stop global heating, the UN’s International Maritime Organisation (IMO), responsible for regulating international shipping, has firmly rejected the pleas of all of those crying out for ambitious climate action.
Reuters: UN adopts ban on heavy fuel oil use by ships in Arctic Jonathan Saul, Reuters, 17 June 2021: A […]
The Marine Environment Protection Committee signed off on a ban on the use and carriage of heavy fuel oil in Arctic waters from 2024. Green groups say it has too many loopholes to achieve much.
Civil society groups have lambasted the International Maritime Organization (IMO) for failing to take action on the Arctic climate crisis, after plans to reduce black carbon emissions from shipping in the Arctic were bumped off the agenda of its Marine Environment Protection Committee meeting (MEPC 76), which ended today.
“We in the Arctic are convinced that the Arctic is clearly in crisis and the change is happening rapidly, beyond comparison in human history or in our indigenous knowledge”