As a workshop exploring the relationship between energy efficiency and underwater radiated noise from shipping closes today at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in London, the Clean Arctic Alliance called for international action to support the sector’s transition to ships that are both more efficient and quieter as efforts to decarbonise the global shipping fleet are stepped-up.
“The rapid expansion of Arctic shipping traffic using fossil fuels and opening Arctic Sea routes to year-round navigation for transporting fossil fuels heightens the risk of spills and leakages, increases underwater noise pollution, and destroys ice ecosystems and habitats of ice-dependent species such as seals and polar bears. It also poses a significant threat to the food security and livelihoods of Indigenous communities whose survival and sustenance rely on their intricate relationship with a healthy Arctic environment,” Sian Prior, lead advisor to the Clean Arctic Alliance, told Splash. Over 100 countries have signed the Global Methane Pledge to reduce methane emissions
As a workshop exploring the relationship between energy efficiency and underwater radiated noise from shipping opens today at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in London, the Clean Arctic Alliance called for international action to support the transition to ships that are both more efficient and quieter as efforts to decarbonise the global shipping fleet are stepped-up.
Ahead of this week’s G20 summit in New Delhi, the Clean Arctic Alliance responded to a report which details the Consequences of Arctic Amplification in a Warming World, calling on the G20 to act on the urgent action demanded by its own advisors.
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"G20 leaders should take action to protect the Arctic and significantly slow climate change", says Arctic Policy Director Kay Brown at the Environmental organization Pacific Environment.
As a meeting of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) - its Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 80, July 3-7) - closed today in London, the Clean Arctic Alliance expressed dismay that the actions discussed and agreed this week will not be enough to save the Arctic from the climate impact of global shipping.
“The shipping sector has the power to rapidly reduce its emissions of black carbon - what’s needed now is the political will”.
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Clean Arctic Alliance Media Briefing Ahead of MEPC 80: 3-7 July 2023
The International Cryosphere Climate Initiative, the Inuit Circumpolar Council and Clean Arctic Alliance today call on the international shipping sector to halve its climate impact this decade by slashing CO2 and black carbon emissions, in response to a new study published in Nature Communications which predicts the Arctic having ice free summers in coming decades.
UN International Maritime Organization (IMO) negotiations, kicking off June 26 in London, UK, could either set the course for a comprehensive global climate plan for the shipping industry or derail the Paris Agreement to limit a global temperature increase of 1.5 °C.