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Scrubbers: A False Solution to the IMO’s Sulphur Cap

Scrubbers: A False Solution to the IMO’s Sulphur Cap

This webinar will focus on how the use of scrubbers – also known as EGCS (exhaust gas cleaning systems) – have turned global shipping’s air pollution problem into an ocean pollution problem, and why use of scrubbers may conflict with UNCLOS (United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea).
The Guardian: Shipping’s dirty secret: how ‘scrubbers’ clean the air – while contaminating the sea

The Guardian: Shipping’s dirty secret: how ‘scrubbers’ clean the air – while contaminating the sea

“It’s been a loophole for industry to continue burning the cheapest, dirtiest fuels,” says Lucy Gilliam, of Seas at Risk, an association of European environmental organisations.
Arctic Climate Crisis: Black Carbon Emissions

PPR 9: Governments Must Cut Shipping’s Black Carbon Emissions to Save the Arctic

At PPR9, NGO demand that IMO slash shipping's impact of black carbon emissions on the Arctic by requiring a switch to distillate or alternative cleaner fuels or methods of propulsion for vessels operating in or near Arctic waters.
Dr Sian Prior

Scrubbers Are Not the Perfect Solution – for the Arctic or Anywhere

A number of shipping companies, including Maersk, Hapag Lloyd and Klaveness, have indicated that they will likely move to low sulphur fuels, and some fuel companies are quietly happy to sell a more expensive, 0.5% sulfur product, while hoping for low numbers of scrubber installation.