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NGOs Welcome IMO Agreement to Cut Black Carbon Impacts on Arctic

The Clean Arctic Alliance today welcomed the adoption of an International Maritime Organization (IMO) resolution to cut the climate impacts of black carbon emissions by shipping on the Arctic, but expressed disappointment in the watering down of its substance in order to reach consensus and placate a small but vocal group of opposing countries. 
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MEPC 77: IMO Must Rapidly Cut Emissions of Black Carbon From Shipping

Clean Arctic Alliance calls on the IMO, its member states and international shipping to protect the Arctic by implementing a rapid decrease in emissions of black carbon from shipping in, or close to the Arctic.
How Black Carbon Emissions from Shipping Impact The Arctic

NGO Statement: IMO must tackle impact of black carbon emissions on Arctic

Recent IPCC reports and the developments at the COP26 Climate Summit in Glasgow are a wake-up call that the UN’s International Maritime Organization (IMO) cannot ignore. Countries must now build on their commitments to save the Paris Agreement’s 1.5° temperature goal with concrete action and halve shipping emissions by 2030 at the IMO.
International Shipping emissions contribute to global climate heating and Arctic sea ice melting

COP26: Stop the Melt! World Leaders Must Stick to Paris Agreement to Halt Arctic Sea Ice Loss

As world leaders gather for the COP26 UN climate summit in Glasgow, the Clean Arctic Alliance is calling for them to take action to preserve the crucial climate regulation ability of Arctic sea ice, by fulfilling the Paris Climate Agreement’s commitment to limit global heating to less than 1.5C.
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Arctic Sea Ice Minimum: UN Shipping Body Must Act On Black Carbon Emissions

The state of Arctic Sea ice, the cascading impacts of climate change, along with the IPCC findings make the levels of climate ambition and timelines currently on the table for shipping at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) totally inadequate. It is imperative that measures due for adoption at the IMO in November be strengthened to ensure they drive fast deep cuts in CO2 and black carbon emissions from ships, especially those visiting the Arctic”, said Prior
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IPCC Report on Climate Crisis: Clean Arctic Alliance Calls for Black Carbon Cuts from Shipping

Responding to today’s publication of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, Climate Change 2021: The Physical Science Basis, the Clean Arctic Alliance called on the International Maritime Organization to make immediate cuts to black carbon emissions from shipping in the Arctic, and to urgently reduce black carbon emissions globally.
International Shipping emissions contribute to global climate heating and Arctic sea ice melting

MEPC 76: International Shipping Body Drops the Ball on Arctic Climate Crisis

Civil society groups have lambasted the International Maritime Organization (IMO) for failing to take action on the Arctic climate crisis, after plans to reduce black carbon emissions from shipping in the Arctic were bumped off the agenda of its Marine Environment Protection Committee meeting (MEPC 76), which ended today. 
International Shipping emissions contribute to global climate heating and Arctic sea ice melting

Arctic Voices Demand Global Action to Protect Arctic From Impacts of Shipping Emissions

"We in the Arctic are convinced that the Arctic is clearly in crisis and the change is happening rapidly, beyond comparison in human history or in our indigenous knowledge"
World Ocean Day Webinar: The Arctic Ocean - the Canary in the Coal Mine?

Video: World Ocean Day Webinar, The Arctic Ocean – the Canary in the Coal Mine?

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). 
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Arctic Council Misses Chance to Address Black Carbon Emissions from Shipping

NGOs note Arctic Council’s greater focus on black carbon but upbraid it on failure to commit to reduce black carbon emissions from Arctic shipping