“Shipping’s climate impact must halve by 2030 if global heating is to be kept below the Paris Agreement’s limit of 1.5 degrees, and action on black carbon is essential if the industry is to reach this objective”
This infographic shows how the world is fast approaching climate tipping points leading to cascading and irreversible impact if emissions don’t immediately peak and rapidly decline. It also covers the particular case of the Arctic and how shipping significantly contributes to the climate crisis.
This infographic focuses on how the use of scrubbers have turned a global shipping’s air pollution problem into an ocean pollution problem, and why their use may conflict with UNCLOS (United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea). This infographic also makes recommendations for actions states, industry and the IMO should take.
This webinar looks at how scrubbers have turned global shipping’s air pollution problem into an ocean pollution problem.
This briefing provides insights on the agenda for climate emissions and marine pollution discussions at the forthcoming 79th session of the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 79). The event lays out the Clean Arctic Alliance’s expectations and recommendations for the IMO’s first MEPC meeting after COP27.
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.
MEPC 79/3/6: Emission Control Areas (ECAs) – work in progress for cleaner air and healthy coastal communities
This document welcomes the adoption of a Mediterranean Sea Emission Control Area for Sulphur Oxides and Particulate Matter (MEPC 79/3/2), whilst pointing to the importance of continued work on ship air pollution in other parts of Europe and the Arctic.
This commenting document responds to two submissions (MEPC 79/14/1 and MEPC 79/5/5) and clarifies why the IMO's Arctic Heavy Fuel Oil (HFO) ban is not a substitute for a Black Carbon control measure.
MEPC 79/14/1: Proposal for a revision to MARPOL Annex I regulation 43A on the special requirements for the use and carriage of oils as fuels in Arctic waters
This document draws attention to the likelihood that only 30 per cent of the heavy fuel oil (HFO) being carried in Arctic waters and 16 per cent of the HFO being used in Arctic waters will be prohibited from 1 July 2024 when the provisions of MARPOL Annex I regulation 43A take effect. The limited impact of the prohibition on the use and carriage of HFO is highlighted as being due to exemptions which would apply to 22 per cent of ships and the opportunity for Arctic coastal nations to issue waivers to up to 53 per cent of ships
MEPC 79/7/20: Climate science, cascading tipping points, the Initial IMO GHG Strategy, and urgent action on shipping to reduce climate risks
This document outlines recent scientific evidence on the risks of triggering cascading climate tipping points from climate heating and makes recommendations for urgent near-term actions that will contribute to limiting global heating to below 1.5°C to mitigate these risks.