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).
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.
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.
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 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
The webinar will demonstrate recent innovation in quiet ship design and technology, as well as co-benefits achieved in noise and GHG reduction, ahead of the Ship Design & Construction (SDC) sub-committee meeting to start the review of the 2014 IMO Guidelines for the reduction of underwater noise (MEPC.1/Circ.833), the following week.
What are the implications for the IMO from COP26’s outcomes? What are the priorities for IMO member states regarding shipping's impact on the Arctic and the world’s climate? How will the IMO react to curb black carbon and greenhouse gas emissions - both of which are on the agenda when its Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 77) meets from 22-26 November.
An online event to mark World Ocean Day and, ahead of the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) 76th session of the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) meeting (June 10-17).
Webinar video: Confronting the Arctic Climate Crisis – What Arctic Countries and the Shipping Industry Can Do
How can the shipping industry become actors of positive change for the Arctic region? How can we inspire political will and decisive action by governments? What role can Iceland and other Arctic Council states play? How can we save the summer sea ice for Arctic communities and the health of the planet? Join us on April 27 to find out.
Join us to find out how switching fuels can cut black carbon emissions from Arctic shipping and help eliminate the harmful impacts on health and the climate. An event organised by the Clean Arctic Alliance during PPR 8 – Monday 22 March 2021 – 15:30 GMT