Time is running out for the IMO to take climate action. While waiting for it to come to its senses, ambitious states should put aside any squeamishness about national and regional action that targets foreign ships and start designing measures that can be applied to all ships visiting their ports
Arctic Summit News
The Clean Arctic Alliance believes that by mandating a switch of fuels, the IMO – and the shipping sector could win an easy victory by achieving a major cut of black carbon emissions in the Arctic. It would also be a win for the global climate, for the Arctic and the people who depend on its ecosystem for their livelihoods.
Dr Sian Prior on the problems with the International Maritime Organization’s ban on heavy fuel oil in the Arctic – and how it can be rectified.
ECO came across this fascinating article “For Arctic Indigenous People, is Foresight 2020?”, and will like to share a few powerful quotes from a Siberian Yup’ik Inuit’s perspective:
Verner Wilson, Senior Oceans Campaigner at Friends of the Earth US, writes that 2020 must be a year of action, and if we fail to meet the challenge of the climate crisis, our inaction will have long-lasting impacts on the Arctic, its indigenous peoples, and the overall wellbeing of Earth’s climate.
Today ECO reports on the devastating scenes of dead arctic animals and ecosystem destruction outside the IMO Arctic Summit. What are the reasons for these devastating crimes in the region? Is it black carbon emissions accelerating ice loss?
ECO is pleased to be in the vibrant and cosmopolitan city of London for the 7th session of the IMO’s Pollution Prevention & Response sub-committee meeting.