"If year-round transiting through the Northern Sea Route appears an attractive proposition due to loss of Arctic Sea ice caused by climate warming, then think again - burning yet more fossil fuels in the region will exacerbate climate impacts."
This document responds to MEPC 80/9, the outcome of PPR 10, and the invitation for interested Member States and international organizations to work intersessionally on further developing proposals on potential Black Carbon (BC) control measures and to submit those to PPR 11. It provides additional information to support the further consideration and development of potential BC control measure proposals.
This document responds to discussions on the geographic scope of effective Black Carbon emission reduction measures aimed at protecting the Arctic. It provides information to aid discussion and facilitate an informed determination on the geographic scope, and recommends that measures must apply to ships operating throughout the wider Arctic area.
MEPC 80/16/6: Emission Control Areas – a feasible, replicable pathway to achieving considerable emissions reductions and protecting human health and the environment
This document welcomes the declarations of intent from Canada for the designation of an Emission Control Area (ECA) in Canadian Arctic waters, and from the North-East Atlantic Ocean littoral states for the designation of an ECA in their waters as vital steps towards tackling harmful shipping emissions
Ahead of Norway taking up the two-year Chairmanship of the Arctic Council on May 11th, the Clean Arctic Alliance has published an open letter to the incoming chair, Norway’s Arctic Ambassador Morten Høglund, containing recommendations for Norway’s priorities during its chairmanship that are focussed around the protection of the Arctic environment, promotion of climate and green energy solutions, support for people in the Arctic and the development of a stronger Arctic Council.
Here are the Clean Arctic Alliance’s recommendations for Norway’s priorities and actions during the Arctic Council Chairmanship, which are focused around the protection of the Arctic environment, promotion of climate and green energy solutions, support for people in the Arctic and the development of a stronger Arctic Council.