We, the undersigned organisations, urgently call on leaders attending the One Planet Polar Summit to agree to work together to deliver a bold and widespread plan of action to protect our planet and societies worldwide from the global impacts of cryosphere loss, and to give polar and high mountain regions, their ecosystems and people calling these places home the best chance to adapt and build resilience to the impending consequences of our fast- changing climate. We ask them to treat the climate and nature crisis as one indivisible global health emergency.
Underwater noise, also known as Underwater Radiated Noise (URN) is a form of pollution which comes from a number of sources, including shipping activity. This infographic depicts the major sources of underwater noise from ships and their effects on marine wildlife as well as what the many measures that can be taken to reduce and remove noise disturbances.
Shipping emissions significantly impact the climate, human health and ocean biodiversity. Emission Control Areas (ECAs) are designed to reduce atmospheric pollutants from ships by requiring more stringent controls on fuels and engines while operating in the ECA.
This document responds to MEPC 80/9, the outcome of PPR 10, and the invitation for interested Member States and international organizations to work intersessionally on further developing proposals on potential Black Carbon (BC) control measures and to submit those to PPR 11. It provides additional information to support the further consideration and development of potential BC control measure proposals.
This document responds to discussions on the geographic scope of effective Black Carbon emission reduction measures aimed at protecting the Arctic. It provides information to aid discussion and facilitate an informed determination on the geographic scope, and recommends that measures must apply to ships operating throughout the wider Arctic area.
MEPC 80/16/6: Emission Control Areas – a feasible, replicable pathway to achieving considerable emissions reductions and protecting human health and the environment
This document welcomes the declarations of intent from Canada for the designation of an Emission Control Area (ECA) in Canadian Arctic waters, and from the North-East Atlantic Ocean littoral states for the designation of an ECA in their waters as vital steps towards tackling harmful shipping emissions
Here are the Clean Arctic Alliance’s recommendations for Norway’s priorities and actions during the Arctic Council Chairmanship, which are focused 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.
MEPC 80/7/11: Synthesis Report of the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report and its implications for the levels of ambition and follow-up action that must be included in the IMO’s revised GHG Strategy
This document draws attention to the IPCC AR 6 Synthesis Report: Climate Change 2023, which was released on 20 March 2023.
Black carbon (BC) emissions from shipping contribute to climate change and air pollution, which affects both human health and the environment. In this analysis, we quantified and mapped BC shipping emissions in the Geographic Arctic (area above 58.95 °N) and in the IMO Arctic waters.
Clean Arctic Alliance Briefing on Agenda Item 6 of PPR10: Reduction of the impact on the Arctic of Black Carbon Emissions from International Shipping
PPR 10 to recommend to MEPC 80 a proposal for a mandatory regulation of BC emissions through an amendment to MARPOL Annex VI to require ships operating in the Arctic to switch to distillate fuels.