It will be bad news for the Arctic and for Arctic communities if the volume of shipping increases in the coming decade before environmental protections including a ban on the use and carriage of HFO take effect.
‘The anniversary of the Erika HFO spill serves as a stark reminder of the need for urgent action to protect the Arctic from HFO spills, while the recent evidence from fuel oil spills demonstrates that only a few hundred tonnes of HFO could easily lead to an ecological disaster in the Arctic,’ argues Dr Sian Prior
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!
Arctic Shipping: Action possible today, must be taken today Published today, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report […]
As this week’s Arctic Council Ministerial Meeting opens in Rovaniemi, Finland, the Clean Arctic Alliance has released a manifesto urging Iceland, which takes over the chairmanship of the Arctic Council, to demonstrate global leadership with respect to threats facing the Arctic region.
MEPC74 Side Event: Climate Change and IMO Shipping: Arctic Indigenous Leaders’ Reception
To mark the 30th anniversary of the Exxon Valdez disaster, the Clean Arctic Alliance comments on recent devastation from HFO spills in Solomon Islands and the Bay of Biscay.
Watch: Members of the Clean Arctic Alliance team at the International Maritime Organization HQ, talking about working for a HFO Free Arctic, during the PPR6 meeting.
Ensuring the Arctic is protected from oil spills and black carbon pollution from heavy fuel oil is one these ways – it’s achievable, and within our grasp.
The Clean Arctic Alliance analysis of the outcomes of MEPC73 and the how the work towards banning heavy fuel oil from the Arctic is progressing.