As a workshop exploring the relationship between energy efficiency and underwater radiated noise from shipping closes today at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in London, the Clean Arctic Alliance called for international action to support the sector’s transition to ships that are both more efficient and quieter as efforts to decarbonise the global shipping fleet are stepped-up.
As a workshop exploring the relationship between energy efficiency and underwater radiated noise from shipping opens today at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in London, the Clean Arctic Alliance called for international action to support the transition to ships that are both more efficient and quieter as efforts to decarbonise the global shipping fleet are stepped-up.
Ahead of this week’s G20 summit in New Delhi, the Clean Arctic Alliance responded to a report which details the Consequences of Arctic Amplification in a Warming World, calling on the G20 to act on the urgent action demanded by its own advisors.
As a meeting of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) - its Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 80, July 3-7) - closed today in London, the Clean Arctic Alliance expressed dismay that the actions discussed and agreed this week will not be enough to save the Arctic from the climate impact of global shipping.
“The shipping sector has the power to rapidly reduce its emissions of black carbon - what’s needed now is the political will”.
Media Briefing: At MEPC 80, the Shipping Sector Must Set Course for 50% Emission Cuts by 2023 – Including Black Carbon
Clean Arctic Alliance Media Briefing Ahead of MEPC 80: 3-7 July 2023
The International Cryosphere Climate Initiative, the Inuit Circumpolar Council and Clean Arctic Alliance today call on the international shipping sector to halve its climate impact this decade by slashing CO2 and black carbon emissions, in response to a new study published in Nature Communications which predicts the Arctic having ice free summers in coming decades.
UN International Maritime Organization (IMO) negotiations, kicking off June 26 in London, UK, could either set the course for a comprehensive global climate plan for the shipping industry or derail the Paris Agreement to limit a global temperature increase of 1.5 °C.
"If year-round transiting through the Northern Sea Route appears an attractive proposition due to loss of Arctic Sea ice caused by climate warming, then think again - burning yet more fossil fuels in the region will exacerbate climate impacts."
Ahead of Norway taking up the two-year Chairmanship of the Arctic Council on May 11th, the Clean Arctic Alliance has published an open letter to the incoming chair, Norway’s Arctic Ambassador Morten Høglund, containing recommendations for Norway’s priorities during its chairmanship that are focussed around the protection of the Arctic environment, promotion of climate and green energy solutions, support for people in the Arctic and the development of a stronger Arctic Council.