This document provides comments on documents MEPC 76/9/1 (ICES) and MEPC 76/9/2 (Austria et al.) and, based on the information contained in these and other documents, proposes an amendment to the title and scope of the proposed output on the evaluation and harmonization of rules and guidance on the discharge of discharge waters from EGCS into the marine environment.
This document provides comments on the outcome of PPR 8 and proposes an MEPC resolution – a form of non-mandatory instrument addressing Black Carbon emissions from shipping in or near the Arctic.
The co-sponsors raise concerns about the effectiveness of the draft prohibition on the use and carriage for use as fuel of heavy fuel oil (HFO) by ships in Arctic waters proposed in document MEPC 76/3/1.
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“The Clean Arctic Alliance is completely shocked and bitterly disappointed by the decisions taken by IMO Member States during PPR 8, which will leave the IMO fiddling around with ineffective voluntary action, while the Arctic meltdown continues”, said Dr Sian Prior, Lead Advisor to the Clean Arctic Alliance. “Having completely buried their heads in the sand, the IMO and its Member States now need to watch out for rising waters.”
International NGOs have sent an urgent letter to International Maritime Organization (IMO) Secretary-General, Mr Kitak Lim, calling on him to take action to address international shipping’s climate impact, ahead of Friday’s crucial decision on IMO measures on black carbon emissions in the Arctic.
As this week’s virtual meeting of the International Maritime Organization’s Pollution Prevention and Response Sub-Committee (IMO, PPR 8, 22-26 March) opens today, non-governmental organisations are calling on the IMO to seize the chance to immediately reduce climate-warming emissions of black carbon from ships currently using heavy fuel oil in the Arctic by some 44%, by switching them to cleaner distillate fuels.
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.
PPR 8/5/4: Comments on document PPR 8/5 (Submitted by FOEI, Greenpeace International, WWF, Pacific Environment and CSC)
The Reduction on the Arctic of Emissions of Black Carbon from International Shipping: This document comments on document PPR 8/5. It recommends a way forward with respect to a policy option that does not require a measurement method and urges Member States to commence action to reduce the impact on the Arctic of emissions of Black Carbon from international shipping.
This document comments on document PPR 8/5/1 and offers some additional information that the co-sponsors believe is relevant to put the results presented in document PPR 8/5/1 in perspective (The Reduction on the Arctic of Emissions of Black Carbon from International Shipping)