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Inuit warn of ‘rock concert-like’ noise from ships affecting Arctic wildlife

The Guardian: Inuit warn of ‘rock concert-like’ noise from ships affecting Arctic wildlife

Sarah Bobbe, Arctic program manager at Ocean Conservancy, urged the IMO to act. “In addition to global measures, even more stringent regional measures to reduce acoustic pollution from vessels in areas such as the Arctic will be necessary,” she said.
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
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.
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.
The Guardian: ‘Black carbon’ threat to Arctic as sea routes open up with global heating

The Guardian: ‘Black carbon’ threat to Arctic as sea routes open up with global heating

As climate crisis allows new maritime routes to be used, sooty shipping emissions accelerates ice melt and risk to ecosystems
IMO Again Fails to Act on Black Carbon Emissions in Arctic

High North News: IMO Again Fails to Act on Black Carbon Emissions in Arctic

“The IMO has this week completely failed to take any significant steps or agree any action which would see significant reductions in black carbon emissions from shipping and its warming impact on the Arctic,”
IMO considers emissions measures to save Arctic

Lloyds List: IMO considers emissions measures to save Arctic

Shipping body to consider calls to limit its emissions of black carbon and scrubber discharges
Why Governments Must Cut Shipping’s Black Carbon Emissions to Save the Arctic

High North News: Why Governments Must Cut Shipping’s Black Carbon Emissions to Save the Arctic

The UN’s International Maritime Organization (IMO) must take responsibility for ensuring that shipping steps up to this demand for action. Next month’s meeting of the IMO (PPR9) provides such an opportunity - during this meeting, IMO member states must agree to dramatically reduce ship-source black carbon emissions this decade.