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MEPC 81/11/3: Feedback on ECA proposals from Canada and Norway and related matters

MEPC 81/11/3: Identification and Protection of Special Areas, ECAs and PSSAs – Feedback on ECA proposals from Canada and Norway and related matters

This document welcomes the proposals from Canada and Norway to designate Emission Control Areas (ECAs) for nitrogen oxides, to designate and particulate matter, in Canadian Arctic waters and the Norwegian Sea, respectively. This document also highlights the need ensure the benefits of establishing ECAs are fully realized by taking urgent action to rectify the fundamental shortcomings of both regulation 13 of MARPOL Annex VI and the 2008 NOx Technical Code.
MEPC 81/6/18: Energy Efficiency of Ships: The implications of the 2023 IMO GHG Strategy and work on the basket of mid-term measures for the revision of the CII

MEPC 81/6/18: Energy Efficiency of Ships: The implications of the 2023 IMO GHG Strategy and work on the basket of mid-term measures for the revision of the CII

The purpose of this document is to place the revision of the Carbon Intensity Indicator (CII) in the context of the 2023 IMO GHG Strategy and the negotiation of the basket of mid-term measures, and, in particular, to ensure a clear understanding that the various short-and mid-term measures, that will be developed at the same time but in parallel, are collectively capable of delivering the highest level of climate ambition and contribute to a just and equitable transition.
MEPC 81/5/8 Regulating Black Carbon emissions from international shipping impacting the Arctic and the importance of fuel quality

MEPC 81/5/8: Regulating Black Carbon emissions from international shipping impacting the Arctic and the importance of fuel quality

This document provides additional comment and background on marine fuel quality issues to support the proposals set out in document MEPC 81/5/5 (FOEI et al.) for concrete actions to control and reduce Black Carbon emissions from ships operating in or near to the Arctic.

MEPC 81/5/4: Regulation 4.1 of MARPOL Annex VI must not be interpreted in isolation of other regulations, resolutions and obligations

This document recalls the duty of State Parties to MARPOL Annex VI to not impair or damage the environment, human health, property or resources when approving alternative compliance methods and reflects on the importance of not interpreting regulation 4.1 of MARPOL Annex VI in isolation of other regulations and obligations.
MEPC 81/INF.36: Air Pollution Prevention: Global update on scrubber (EGCS) bans and restrictions

MEPC 81/INF.36: Air Pollution Prevention: Global update on scrubber (EGCS) bans and restrictions

This document summarizes a study by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) that provides an update on measures restricting the use of scrubbers in various countries and ports.
MEPC 81/5/5: Air Pollution Prevention - Regulating Black Carbon emissions from international shipping impacting the Arctic

MEPC 81/5/5: Air Pollution Prevention – Regulating Black Carbon emissions from international shipping impacting the Arctic

This document sets out suggestions for regulation to deliver "fast and immediate" action on Black Carbon (BC) emissions via a fuel switch followed by stricter emission cuts via a polar fuel standard and designation of BC emission control areas (ECAs) as a stepped approach.
PPR11/6/7: Reduction of the Impact on the Arctic of Black Carbon Emissions from International Shipping: Comments on the report of the Correspondence Group on Prevention of Air Pollution from Ships and other relevant documents

PPR 11/6/7: Reduction of the Impact on the Arctic of Black Carbon Emissions from International Shipping

This document sets out suggestions for regulation to deliver "fast and immediate" action on Black Carbon (BC) emissions via a fuel switch, followed by stricter emission cuts via a polar fuel standard and designation of BC emission control areas (ECAs) as a stepped approach.
PPR 11-7-3 - On the need to ban scrubbers (FOEI, WWF, Pacific Enviro...)

PPR 11-7-3 – On the need to ban scrubbers: Evaluation and Harmonization of Rules and Guidance on the Discharge of Discharge Water From EGCs Into the Aquatic Environment, Including Conditions and Areas

This document identifies impacts of scrubber wastewater on aquatic life, reports on rates of non-compliance, documents existing regional restrictions, provides proposals for prohibiting scrubber discharges in sensitive waters until banned globally, and recommends local and regional measures.
PPR 11-6-4 - Comments on PPR 116, PPR 1161 and PPR 1163 (Inuit Circumpolar Council...)

PPR 11-6-4 – Comments on PPR 11/6, PPR 11/6/1 and PPR 11/6/3 – Developing Concrete Measures to Reduce the Impact of Black Carbon Emissions from International Shipping

In this document the Inuit Circumpolar Council (ICC) supports the approach in document PPR 11/6/1 to develop a marine fuel H/C ratio to inform a Black Carbon (BC) threshold and recommends that in document PPR 11/6 (report of the Correspondence Group) the engagement of Indigenous Peoples, communities and organizations be included in the development of BC mitigation measures to urgently reduce BC emissions from shipping in the Arctic and Inuit Nunaat.
PPR 11-6-3 - Developing concrete measures to reduce the impact of Black Carbon emissions from internati... (FOEI, WWF, Pacific Enviro...)

PPR 11-6-3 – Developing Concrete Measures to Reduce the Impact of Black Carbon Emissions from International Shipping

This document aims to remind the Sub-Committee of the urgent need to reduce Black Carbon emissions from ships impacting the Arctic, details approaches and provides recommendations for potential Black Carbon control measures.