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Bellona and Clean Arctic Alliance Meet with Arctic Council Officials on Black Carbon and Alternative Energy in the Polar Region

As new environmental priorities fill the agenda of the Arctic Council under Norway’s leadership, the Clean Arctic Alliance and one of our member organisations, Bellona, met last week with its chair, Morten Høgland, to discuss battling climate change in the earth’s most vulnerable and rapidly heating region.
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 11-6-4 - 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.
Infographic: How to regulate and control black carbon emissions from shipping

NGOs React to Shipping Companies COP28 Call For End Date of Fossil-Only Ship Construction

“The Clean Arctic Alliance notes with interest the joint statement from five of the largest shipping companies calling for the creation of appropriate regulatory conditions to accelerate the transition to green fuels and decarbonise the shipping industry, and urges these industry leaders to add their voices to the 13-year-old discussions at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) on control measures aimed at reducing emissions of black carbon - a potent climate forcer which makes up around one-fifth of shipping’s climate impact on a 20 year global warming potential basis.”
Webinar: Urgent Need to Cut Black Carbon from Arctic Shipping

Webinar Video: Urgent Need to Cut Black Carbon from Arctic Shipping

This webinar discusses black carbon emissions from shipping impacting the Arctic from diverse perspectives.
Splash 24/7 Milestones reached along the increasingly busy Northern Sea Route

Splash 24/7: Milestones reached along the increasingly busy Northern Sea Route

“The rapid expansion of Arctic shipping traffic using fossil fuels and opening Arctic Sea routes to year-round navigation for transporting fossil fuels heightens the risk of spills and leakages, increases underwater noise pollution, and destroys ice ecosystems and habitats of ice-dependent species such as seals and polar bears. It also poses a significant threat to the food security and livelihoods of Indigenous communities whose survival and sustenance rely on their intricate relationship with a healthy Arctic environment,” Sian Prior, lead advisor to the Clean Arctic Alliance, told Splash. Over 100 countries have signed the Global Methane Pledge to reduce methane emissions
Infographic: How to regulate and control black carbon emissions from shipping

Black Carbon: G20 Leaders Must Heed Own Think Tank Advice on Arctic Action

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.
High North News: As Era of “Global Boiling” Commences, Slowing the Arctic’s Meltdown Becomes More Urgent

High North News: As Era of “Global Boiling” Commences, Slowing the Arctic’s Meltdown Becomes More Urgent

"G20 leaders should take action to protect the Arctic and significantly slow climate change", says Arctic Policy Director Kay Brown at the Environmental organization Pacific Environment.