Speakers 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.
This submission from eNGOs including CAA members proposes additional elements to the proposed approach in SDC 8-14/1, while emphasising the need for a programme of action to further prevent and reduce underwater radiated noise from shipping.
SDC 8-14-1 – Scoping document on Underwater Noise from Commercial Shipping (Canada, New Zealand, UK, US)
Provides a proposed new outline for the 2014 Guidelines and includes suggestions for improvements for consideration by SDC in its review and proposed revisions. Notes the development of a proposal for a program of action and/or next steps to further prevent and reduce URN based on the findings of the review will be pursued after the review of the 2014 Guidelines.
This document provides comments on documents MEPC 76/9/1 (ICES), MEPC 76/9/2 (Austria et al.) and MEPC 76/9/6 (Japan) and urges the Committee to approve the scope of work on scrubber discharges and identify zero-discharge areas, and require the work to be undertaken as a matter of urgency
MEPC 77/9: Black Carbon Resolution to support a voluntary use of cleaner fuels by ships operating in or near the Arctic
This document provides comments on the outcome of PPR 8 and proposes adopting an MEPC resolution to support a voluntary use of cleaner fuels by ships operating in or near the Arctic. The resolution sets out a recommended first measure as part of the phased approach to the consideration of potential regulatory options to address Black Carbon emissions from shipping agreed at PPR 8.