Skip to content
Tackling ships’ black carbon emissions in the Arctic through EU action

Infographic: Tackling ships’ black carbon emissions in the Arctic through EU action

The EU’s Fit for 55 climate package provides an opportunity to tackle black carbon emissions from ships and deliver the EU’s Arctic Communication commitment to lead the drive to lower the carbon and environmental footprint of maritime transport.
Growth in Arctic shipping is Bad News and the result of a destabilised Arctic Environment

Infographic: Growth in Arctic shipping is Bad News and the result of a destabilised Arctic Environment

The Arctic is warming 3 times faster than the rest of our planet.  The shipping industry must rapidly reduce CO2 and black carbon emissions and their effect on the Arctic.  Reversing the loss of the Arctic ice sheet, glaciers and sea ice is critical to the future of Arctic wildlife, communities and the planet. 
Black carbon emissions from shipping - a special threat in the Arctic

Infographics: How Black Carbon Emissions from Shipping Impact The Arctic

A series of six infographics highlighting the problem and threats posed by black carbon from emissions from shipping, with emphasis on the Arctic. Find out why the effects of black carbon (BC) have more in the Arctic, the health implications for communities, why black carbon is increasing, and what actions are available to reduce BC emissions from shipping.
BLACK CARBON THREAT TO THE ARCTIC

Infographic: Urgent and immediate action needed to cut black carbon emissions from ships

A new study shows that blended low sulphur fuels (VLSFO) developed to meet the sulphur cap could contain high levels of aromatic compounds which lead to significant increases in black carbon (BC) emissions.
Infographic: The Arctic Climate Crisis – Calling Global Shipping to Action

Infographic: The Arctic Climate Crisis – Calling Global Shipping to Action

Our civilization has developed during a period of incredibly stable climate over the past 10000 years. The predicted changes for the next few hundred years are in steep contrast. The Arctic is the most important early warning system for climate change on our planet. Rapid loss of Arctic sea ice is a clear indicator of changing climate.
The Arctic Climate Crisis: Calling Global Shipping to Action

Infographic: The Arctic Climate Crisis: Calling Global Shipping to Action

The Clean Arctic Alliance is calling on the global shipping industry to adopt a ban on HFO use and carriage as fuel by ships in the Arctic as a first urgent and indispensable step towards reducing warming and stopping the loss of Arctic sea ice.
Infographic: How Can We Reduce Black Carbon Emissions From International Shipping?

Infographic: How Can We Reduce Black Carbon Emissions From International Shipping?

To address the impact of ship Black Carbon (BC) emissions on the Arctic, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has been tasked with developing a definition for black carbon, deciding on best methodology for measuring black carbon, and identifying abatement options. A considerable number of black carbon abatement options exist with varying reduction potential of BC emissions. Some are readily available, some in development, some expensive, some cheaper. This infographic goes through some of the most effective abatement options and depicts their advantages and drawbacks based on the most up to date scientific literature.
Rise in Arctic Shipping Traffic is Bad News for Black Carbon Emissions

Infographic: Rise in Arctic Shipping Traffic is Bad News for Black Carbon Emissions

As new shipping routes open in the Arctic and traffic increases, Black Carbon (BC) emissions from combustion of heavy fuel oil (HFO) further exacerbate the melting of ice and increases the cause of health risks, shipping incidents, and their associated economic cost. There are cleaner solutions available.