MEPC 75/5/4: Air Pollution Prevention – The need for an urgent switch to distillates for ships operating in the Arctic

The need for an urgent switch to distillates for ships operating in the Arctic

This document, submitted to MEPC75 by Submitted by FOEI, WWF, Pacific Environment and CSC discusses the implications for the Arctic of a recent study indicating that blended low sulphur residual fuels that have been developed to meet the IMO 2020 sulphur limit requirement will result in a significant increase in Black Carbon emissions, and calls on IMO to mandate an urgent switch to distillates for ships operating in the Arctic to avoid a sharp rise in emissions of short-lived climate forcers in this vulnerable area.

MEPC 75/5/4: Air Pollution Prevention – The need for an urgent switch to distillates for ships operating in the Arctic