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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.
PPR 9-10-4 - Urgent matters related to the harmful effects of EGCS wastewater discharges andconflicts

PPR 9-10-4 – Urgent matters related to the harmful effects of EGCS wastewater discharges and conflicts with international treaty commitments and duties

This document identifies the risks associated with exhaust gas cleaning system (EGCS) wastewater discharges and accordingly recommends criteria that should be considered when risk and impact assessment guidelines are developed. It also identifies local, regional, and international regulatory instruments and measures which should be considered and included when a database containing restrictions and conditions on EGCS discharges is created.
Position on Scrubbers: Stop the dumping of hazardous waste from ships

Position on Scrubbers: Stop the dumping of hazardous waste from ships

A position paper by Clean Arctic Alliance member Green Transition Denmark on why scrubbers should be banned in territorial seas today.
MEPC 77/9/1: The urgent need to address scrubber discharges

MEPC 77/9/1: The urgent need to address scrubber discharges

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
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.