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MEPC 81/11/3: Feedback on ECA proposals from Canada and Norway and related matters

MEPC 81/11/3: Identification and Protection of Special Areas, ECAs and PSSAs – Feedback on ECA proposals from Canada and Norway and related matters

This document welcomes the proposals from Canada and Norway to designate Emission Control Areas (ECAs) for nitrogen oxides, to designate and particulate matter, in Canadian Arctic waters and the Norwegian Sea, respectively. This document also highlights the need ensure the benefits of establishing ECAs are fully realized by taking urgent action to rectify the fundamental shortcomings of both regulation 13 of MARPOL Annex VI and the 2008 NOx Technical Code.
MEPC 81/6/18: Energy Efficiency of Ships: The implications of the 2023 IMO GHG Strategy and work on the basket of mid-term measures for the revision of the CII

MEPC 81/6/18: Energy Efficiency of Ships: The implications of the 2023 IMO GHG Strategy and work on the basket of mid-term measures for the revision of the CII

The purpose of this document is to place the revision of the Carbon Intensity Indicator (CII) in the context of the 2023 IMO GHG Strategy and the negotiation of the basket of mid-term measures, and, in particular, to ensure a clear understanding that the various short-and mid-term measures, that will be developed at the same time but in parallel, are collectively capable of delivering the highest level of climate ambition and contribute to a just and equitable transition.
MEPC 81/5/8 Regulating Black Carbon emissions from international shipping impacting the Arctic and the importance of fuel quality

MEPC 81/5/8: Regulating Black Carbon emissions from international shipping impacting the Arctic and the importance of fuel quality

This document provides additional comment and background on marine fuel quality issues to support the proposals set out in document MEPC 81/5/5 (FOEI et al.) for concrete actions to control and reduce Black Carbon emissions from ships operating in or near to the Arctic.
Infographic: Underwater Noise From Ships: Impacts

SDC 10: IMO Agrees to Reduce Underwater Noise from Shipping But Stops Short of Prioritising Mandatory Measures

As a meeting of the International Maritime Organization’s Sub-Committee on Ship Design and Construction (SDC 10) closed today in London, the Clean Arctic Alliance welcomed the IMO’s agreement on reducing underwater noise pollution from shipping, but criticised its failure to make progress toward mandatory rules that would decrease the impact of shipping on Arctic wildlife.