This document highlights the need for urgent action to reduce ship Black Carbon emissions impacting the Arctic. The key to reducing Black Carbon emissions is the adoption of binding measures including those aimed at improving the quality of the fuels used on board ships.
This document stresses the urgent need for action to reduce Black Carbon emissions from international shipping and proposes priority measures for rapid implementation
MEPC 77/9: Black Carbon Resolution to support a voluntary use of cleaner fuels by ships operating in or near the Arctic
This document provides comments on the outcome of PPR 8 and proposes adopting an MEPC resolution to support a voluntary use of cleaner fuels by ships operating in or near the Arctic. The resolution sets out a recommended first measure as part of the phased approach to the consideration of potential regulatory options to address Black Carbon emissions from shipping agreed at PPR 8.
This document discusses the implications for the Arctic of a recent study indicating that blended low sulphur residual fuels that have been developed to meet the IMO 2020 sulphur limit requirement will result in a significant increase in Black Carbon emissions, and calls on IMO to mandate an urgent switch to distillates for ships operating in the Arctic to avoid a sharp rise in emissions of short-lived climate forcers in this vulnerable area
PPR7 Submission: The need for urgent action to stop the use of blended low sulphur residual fuels leading to increases in ship-source Black Carbon globally
This document responds to a recent study showing that new blended low sulphur residual fuels designed to meet the IMO 2020 mandated 0.50% global sulphur limit will result in very significant increases in ships' Black Carbon emissions, reflects on the implications of this for shipping's contribution to the climate crisis and calls on IMO to regulate to stop their use
An update to the investigation of appropriate control measures (abatement technologies) to reduce Black Carbon emissions from international shipping
This document, submitted to the IMO (PPR 5/INF.7 29, November 2017)provides an update of a report submitted to BLG 17 on investigating appropriate control measures (abatement technologies) to reduce Black Carbon emissions from international shipping