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IMO Mandate For Low Sulphur Fuel Results in High Black Carbon Emissions Endangering Arctic

High North News: IMO Mandate For Low Sulphur Fuel Results in High Black Carbon Emissions Endangering Arctic

Scientists and environmentalists are sounding the alarm as this new type of fuel can unexpectedly result in high levels of black carbon – a pollutant especially harmful to the Arctic environment.
The need for an urgent switch to distillates for ships operating in the Arctic

MEPC 75/5/4: The need for an urgent switch to distillates for ships operating in the Arctic

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 sulphur limit requirement will result in a significant increase in Black Carbon emissions, and calls on 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