The Clean Arctic Alliance today welcomed the adoption of an International Maritime Organization (IMO) resolution to cut the climate impacts of black carbon emissions by shipping on the Arctic, but expressed disappointment in the watering down of its substance in order to reach consensus and placate a small but vocal group of opposing countries.
Clean Arctic Alliance calls on the IMO, its member states and international shipping to protect the Arctic by implementing a rapid decrease in emissions of black carbon from shipping in, or close to the Arctic.
Recent IPCC reports and the developments at the COP26 Climate Summit in Glasgow are a wake-up call that the UN’s International Maritime Organization (IMO) cannot ignore. Countries must now build on their commitments to save the Paris Agreement’s 1.5° temperature goal with concrete action and halve shipping emissions by 2030 at the IMO.
What are the implications for the IMO from COP26’s outcomes? What are the priorities for IMO member states regarding shipping's impact on the Arctic and the world’s climate? How will the IMO react to curb black carbon and greenhouse gas emissions - both of which are on the agenda when its Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 77) meets from 22-26 November.
This document provides comments on documents MEPC 76/9/1 (ICES), MEPC 76/9/2 (Austria et al.) and MEPC 76/9/6 (Japan) and urges the Committee to approve the scope of work on scrubber discharges and identify zero-discharge areas, and require the work to be undertaken as a matter of urgency
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 draws attention to the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeʹs publication of the first part of three working group reports published as part of the Sixth Assessment Cycle. The Working Group I report focuses on the physical science basis of climate change. The Committee is invited to note the findings from the report, together with the views of the co-sponsors, and is urged to support the urgent action outlined.
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.