Join us at MEPC71 to discuss the risks associated with the use of heavy fuel oil (HFO) in Arctic shipping.
Oil spills from ships in the Arctic are nearly impossible to respond to and clean up. Find out why in this infographic, and what the gaps are in the plans and standards currently in place to regulate oil spill response in Nunavut and Beaufort Sea, Canada.
The reports focus on remote regions above the Arctic Circle in Nunavut and the Northwest Territories, where communities generally rely on a mixed subsistence and market economy. Many people spend time harvesting land and sea mammals to supply a significant portion of their diet. Traditional knowledge is passed from generation to generation, and is an important element of northern Indigenous culture. When the environment is disrupted, it will undoubtedly have a significant impact on communities.
Estimates heavy fuel oil (HFO) use, HFO carriage, the use and carriage of other fuels, BC emissions, and emissions of other air and climate pollutants in the Arctic for the year 2015, with projections to 2020 and 2025.