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Scrubbers: A False Solution to the IMO’s Sulphur Cap

Scrubbers: A False Solution to the IMO’s Sulphur Cap

This webinar will focus on how the use of scrubbers – also known as EGCS (exhaust gas cleaning systems) – have turned global shipping’s air pollution problem into an ocean pollution problem, and why use of scrubbers may conflict with UNCLOS (United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea).
From COP27 to IMO Action: Charting a Course to Ambition

From COP27 to IMO Action: Charting a Course to Ambition

This briefing will provide insights on the agenda for climate emissions and marine pollution discussions at the forthcoming 79th session of the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 79). The event will lay-out the Clean Arctic Alliance’s expectations and recommendations for the IMO’s first MEPC meeting after COP27. 
COP27 Side Event: Low Hanging Fruit - Reducing Shipping Black Carbon Emissions This Decade

COP27 Side Event: Low Hanging Fruit – Reducing Shipping Black Carbon Emissions This Decade

This event will respond to the urgency, conveyed by the latest IPCC reports, to reduce emissions of short-lived climate forcers such as black carbon, along with greenhouse gases, by focusing on the shipping sector. It will consider the perspective of Indigenous communities and communities from low-lying island States. It will set out options and proposed immediate actions which would kick-start reductions in ships’ emissions that impact the Arctic.  
Next Steps for Iceland's Arctic Action Plan - Wednesday, 12 October 16H30

Livestream: Next Steps for Iceland’s Arctic Action Plan – Wednesday, 12 October

Urgent Action to Reduce Shipping Impacts on the Arctic
Sea ice in the Arctic, photograph by Dave Walsh davewalshphoto.com

A Clear Pathway for Achieving Arctic Green Shipping Corridors

In May, Nordic climate and environment ministers signed an agreement to establish green corridors for emission-free shipping between ports in the Nordic Region. By cleaning up shipping in the region, this ambitious and progressive move has the potential to protect our air, our climate, our marine environment and the health of millions of people. This is why the Clean Arctic Alliance, made up of 20 international non-for-profit organisations, has now written to the ministers from Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Greenland and the Faroe Islands to propose a number of domestic and international actions which would help to rapidly kick-start the establishment of these green corridors in Arctic waters.
Joining the dots between sustainable maritime logistics and planetary boundaries

UN Ocean Conference Shipping Event: Joining the dots between sustainable maritime logistics and planetary boundaries

The event at the UN Ocean Conference in Lisbon will surface a range of concrete solutions on developments in carbon-neutral transport services, and sheds light on some of the gaps in current maritime transport policies.The event at the UN Ocean Conference in Lisbon will surface a range of concrete solutions on developments in carbon-neutral transport services, and sheds light on some of the gaps in current maritime transport policies.
UN Ocean Conference side event: Marine megafauna & blue carbon

UN Ocean Conference side event: Marine megafauna & blue carbon

Join us for an official UN Ocean Conference side event at the stunning Pavilhão do Conhecimento (Pavilion of Knowledge), just 600m from the Altice Arena with our incredible selection of speakers, including:
Rising temperatures, rising seas: IPCC’s 6th assessment reports, climate vulnerable communities and shipping action

Watch Webinar Video: Rising temperatures, rising seas – IPCC’s 6th assessment reports, climate vulnerable communities and shipping action

As the International Maritime Organization’s MEPC 78 meeting the Clean Arctic Alliance held a webinar exploring the recent IPCC Reports and the consequences of climate change for communities in the Arctic and the South Pacific.
PPR 9 briefing: How to Reduce Arctic Shipping’s Black Carbon Emissions and Scrubbers Discharges

PPR 9 Briefing Video: How to Reduce Arctic Shipping’s Black Carbon Emissions and Scrubber Discharges

  What: A Clean Arctic Alliance online briefing ahead of PPR 9 (45 mins) Why: The IMO’s sub-committee on Pollution Prevention & Response meets 4 – 8 April When: Thursday 31st March 2022 1600 BST (UK time), 1700 CEST, 1100 EDT What are the implications of the recent Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report for the IMO’s work on air pollution? What are the priorities for IMO member states regarding the curbing of black carbon emissions and scrubber wastewater discharges on the Arctic, the climate and the world’s ocean?  Download slides here
Arctic Climate Crisis: Black Carbon Emissions

Why Governments Must Cut Shipping’s Black Carbon Emissions to Save the Arctic

When PPR 9 meets this April, it must agree on ambitious and urgent global action to dramatically reduce ship-source black carbon emissions this decade, mitigating the impact of black carbon on the Arctic, and helping slow the impact of the climate crisis on the Arctic. But this isn’t a job just for the IMO; individual states and regions must respond to the IMO’s encouragement by taking immediate action of their own to cut ship black carbon emissions.