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Clean Arctic Alliance Responds to Russian Opt-out from Heavy Fuel Oil Ban, Raises Concerns Over Canada’s Implementation

“Canada must rapidly develop its Arctic HFO ban implementation plan”, said Sam Davin, Senior Specialist, Marine Conservation & Shipping at WWF Canada.
International Shipping emissions contribute to global climate heating and Arctic sea ice melting

MEPC 76: International Shipping Body Drops the Ball on Arctic Climate Crisis

Civil society groups have lambasted the International Maritime Organization (IMO) for failing to take action on the Arctic climate crisis, after plans to reduce black carbon emissions from shipping in the Arctic were bumped off the agenda of its Marine Environment Protection Committee meeting (MEPC 76), which ended today. 
Let's get Heavy Fuel Oil out of the Arctic

Arctic Heavy Fuel Oil Ban: IMO and Arctic States Slammed for Endorsing Continued Arctic Pollution

The Clean Arctic Alliance today slammed the decision by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to approve a ban ridden with of loopholes on the use and carriage of heavy fuel oil in the Arctic (HFO), saying that it would leave the Arctic, its Indigenous communities and its wildlife facing the risk of a HFO spill for another decade.
Infographic: The IMO Draft Arctic Heavy Fuel Oil (HFO) Regulation: A Ban In Name Only?

NGOs Urge IMO To Rethink Weak HFO Ban, Demand Stronger Arctic Protection

As the first virtual meeting of the International Maritime Organization’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (IMO, MEPC 75) opens today, the Clean Arctic Alliance implored member states to amend and improve its draft ban on the use and carriage of heavy fuel oil (HFO) in the Arctic or risk implementing a “paper ban” - a weak regulation that will leave the Arctic exposed to a greater risk of oil spills and black carbon pollution from HFO in the future, as shipping in the region increases.
HFO Free Arctic

Clean Arctic Alliance Slams Proposed Arctic Shipping Regulation as Full of Dangerous Loopholes

The proposed International Maritime Organization ban would allow exemptions and waivers resulting in 84% of Arctic shipping continuing to burn HFO in the Arctic, and permitting 70% of vessels to still carry HFO as fuel.

Five briefings: Heavy Fuel Oil use by flag state | ship type| ship owner| cruise ships | fishing vessels in the IMO Polar Code Arctic, 2015

Five briefing papers prepared by Bryan Comer PhD, The International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) The use of heavy fuel oil (HFO) as a marine fuel poses serious environmental and economic risks, especially in ecologically sensitive areas like the Arctic. Using HFO is risky not only because of potential fuel oil spills, but also because burning it produces harmful air and climate pollutants, including black carbon (BC). As ship traffic increases in the Arctic, the risk to the Arctic environment and its peoples will also increase. These briefings look at HFO use by flag state, ship type, ship owner, cruise
Let's get Heavy Fuel Oil out of the Arctic

Our Ocean: Arctic Commitment Seeks Partners on Heavy Fuel Oil Ban

The Our Ocean conference in Malta was the venue for the launch of an an international initiative to end use of heavy fuel oil (HFO) by Arctic shipping. On Friday, October 6th as one of the ambitious commitments made during the conference, the Our Ocean Arctic Commitment aims to expand collaboration between the cruise industry, environmental NGOs and indigenous communities, in order to protect the Arctic environment, its wildlife and its peoples.
Let's get Heavy Fuel Oil out of the Arctic

As 2017 Sea Ice Minimum Reached, A Step Forward Towards a HFO Free Arctic

With the Arctic facing such challenges, it important to act swiftly to put in place the best possible protection for the region. In early July, the Clean Arctic Alliance attended the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 71) in London, where we welcomed an agreement made by member nations to move forward on a proposal to identify measures to mitigate the risks posed by the use of heavy fuel oil (HFO) and its carriage as shipping fuel in Arctic waters.

Clean Arctic Alliance Response to Cruise Operators’ support of Arctic Heavy Fuel Oil Ban

“The Clean Arctic Alliance welcomes AECO’s reconfirmation of its support for an international ban on heavy fuel oil in Arctic waters. AECO’s decision demonstrates the growing conviction within the shipping industry that the Arctic is simply too vulnerable and too fragile to allow the use of this dirtiest of fuels, and that HFO can no longer be considered an option for powering Arctic shipping in the future”

MEPC 70: IMO Moves Towards Arctic Phase Out of World’s Dirtiest Fuel

 As the International Maritime Organization’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC70) meeting came to a close today, the Clean Arctic Alliance welcomed the progress made by member countries towards a phase out of the use of heavy fuel oil (HFO) by vessels operating in the Arctic