United Nations’ International Maritime Organization fails to take effective action on the Arctic climate crisis
Liana James is an International Policy Adviser for Clean Air Task Force Last month, after five years of extensive deliberations and calls from Indigenous communities and environmental organizations to ban the use of heavy fuel oil by ships operating in the Arctic, the United Nations’ International Maritime Organization formally adopted…
Time for the International Maritime Organization to Address Arctic Shipping Emissions
On April 9-13, 2018, delegates from around the world will meet at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in London to discuss a number of environmental issues related to the shipping sector.
U.S. and Canada Take a Big Step to Phase Down the Use of Heavy Fuel Oil in the Arctic
In a joint statement released on December 20, 2016, President Obama and Prime Minister Trudeau announced numerous initiatives to protect the Arctic including (1) the designation of the vast majority of the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas as indefinitely off limits to offshore oil and gas leasing; (2) the launch of…
It’s Time to Phase Out Heavy Fuel Oil Use for Shipping in the Arctic
Today, the Crystal Serenity will make history as the first luxury cruise liner to sail through the remote Northwest Passage. The ship will depart from Alaska and cruise though the Bering Strait and the Northwest Passage before eventually arriving at its final destination in New York City. While numerous safety…