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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.
Shipping industry needs to do more to lessen underwater noise in Arctic, say NGOs

Barents Observer/Eye on the Arctic: Shipping industry needs to do more to lessen underwater noise in Arctic, say NGOs

As the International Maritime Organization (IMO) sub-committee meeting on ship design (SDC 8) and construction got underway this week, a group of international NGOs is calling for the maritime industry to do more to reduce underwater noise disturbances to marine life.
Business Green: IMO Climate Talks: UN shipping body takes action on black carbon, but refuses to revisit 2050 climate target

Business Green: IMO Climate Talks: UN shipping body takes action on black carbon, but refuses to revisit 2050 climate target

By Cecilia Keating on BusinessGreen, 26 November 2021: IMO Climate Talks: UN shipping body takes action on black carbon, but refuses to revisit 2050 climate target (Paywall, quotes Clean Arctic Alliance)