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Waivers will undermine the Arctic UFO Ban

Clean Arctic Alliance Responds to Russian Opt-out from Heavy Fuel Oil Ban, Raises Concerns Over Canada’s Implementation

“Canada must rapidly develop its Arctic HFO ban implementation plan”, said Sam Davin, Senior Specialist, Marine Conservation & Shipping at WWF Canada.
Tradewinds: Green Seas: At COP27, a bid to lift shipping’s black carbon emissions up the agenda

TradeWinds: At COP27, a bid to lift shipping’s black carbon emissions up the agenda

Eric Priante Martin on TradeWinds, 16 November 2022: At COP27, a bid to lift shipping’s black carbon emissions up the agenda There is perhaps no more iconic front line in the battle against climate change than the Arctic, where scientists say temperatures have risen by three times the global average. That has led to a dangerous feedback loop. Global warming melts the sea ice, but that ice actually helps keep the planet cooler by reflecting some if the sun’s rays, so when it goes away, it threatens to make climate change worse. And this has opened the door to another
Tackling ships’ black carbon emissions in the Arctic through EU action

Clean Arctic Alliance Response to FuelEU Maritime Regulation Vote

EU’s proposed FuelEU Maritime Regulation fails to protect the Arctic from the impact of shipping black carbon emissions. Despite the EU’s Arctic strategy supporting efforts to reduce black carbon emissions and promoting faster and more ambitious emission reductions for Arctic shipping, the EU’s supposed 'landmark' agreement ignores black carbon - 20% of shipping’s climate impact
Growth in Arctic shipping is Bad News and the result of a destabilised Arctic Environment

Sea Ice Minimum: Arctic Shipping Lull Is Opportunity to Cut Sea Ice and Climate Impacts

"There is no time for complacency. With a reported lull in international transit traffic passing through the Arctic’s Northern Sea Route this season, Arctic and other governments must seize the opportunity to massively crank up climate action on shipping, including by implementing green shipping corridors throughout the Arctic, to ensure ships moving through these waters considerably lower their impact on both sea ice and Arctic ecosystems, and on the global climate."
Melting Arctic now faces geopolitical heat

Straits Times: Melting Arctic now faces geopolitical heat

Dr Sian Prior, lead adviser to the Clean Arctic Alliance, told The Straits Times that among the big issues are black carbon emissions, which "not only have a bad impact wherever they happen, but have an even greater impact in the Arctic because of the proximity of the snow and the ice".
High North News: A Clear Pathway for Achieving Arctic Green Shipping Corridors

High North News: A Clear Pathway for Achieving Arctic Green Shipping Corridors

Op-ed, written by, Sian Prior, Lead Advisor to the Clean Arctic Alliance , Árni Finnsson, Iceland Nature Conservation Association (Náttúruverndarsamtök Íslands) and Kåre Press-Kristiansen, Grøn Omstilling (Green Transition Denmark), published on High North News, August 26th, 2022
The Guardian: Shipping’s dirty secret: how ‘scrubbers’ clean the air – while contaminating the sea

The Guardian: Shipping’s dirty secret: how ‘scrubbers’ clean the air – while contaminating the sea

“It’s been a loophole for industry to continue burning the cheapest, dirtiest fuels,” says Lucy Gilliam, of Seas at Risk, an association of European environmental organisations.
Arctic Climate Crisis: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

UN Shipping Agency Still Stalling on Immediate Climate Action, Despite Alarm Bells

“This week the IMO squandered an opportunity to reduce shipping’s impact on the climate and on the Arctic, by failing to make progress on effective short-term measures which would kick-start reductions in CO2 and immediately cut black carbon emissions”, said Dr Sian Prior, Lead Advisor to the Clean Arctic Alliance, made up of 20 not-for-profit organisations.
Exhaust emissions from Marine Diesel - Photo: Jonathan Eastland/Ajax/Alamy

MEPC 78: NGOs Demand IMO Kick-Starts Shipping Decarbonisation to Cut Arctic Melt

June 6th Webinar: Webinar: Rising temperatures, rising seas – IPCC’s 6th assessment reports, climate vulnerable communities and shipping action London June 6th, 2022:- As a meeting of the International Maritime Organization’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (IMO, MEPC 78, June 6-10) opens today, the Clean Arctic Alliance called on the IMO to deliver urgent action to curb climate impacts on the Arctic, by delivering meaningful short-term measures that would kick-start dramatic reductions in global greenhouse gas and black carbon emissions from shipping this decade. The IMO is set to address short-term measures to reduce GHG emissions, mid-term measures including strengthening the
Tradewinds: The IMO must now lead if it is to prove the doubters wrong

Tradewinds: The IMO must now lead if it is to prove the doubters wrong

For too long, the IMO has been out of step with other UN agencies on climate change and is in effect acting as a rogue element within the UN system … The IMO must face up to its responsibilities, putting its priorities in line with the UN on climate change, and use the collective political power and technological know-how of the shipping industry to … drastically limit shipping’s contribution to the global climate crisis,” said Dr Sian Prior, lead advisor to the Clean Arctic Alliance.