Oceans are home to most of the life on our planet. They also regulate the climate and provide food to billions of people. We partner with local and indigenous communities to protect ocean and coastal ecosystems from catastrophic oil spills, rapidly increasing ship traffic and ocean trash.

EU Parliament Arctic Resolution Vote Calls for Heavy Fuel Oil Ban

March 16, 2017
Brussels, 16 March 2017:- Responding to today’s European Parliament 483/100 plenary vote to pass its Resolution on the Arctic, including a call “on the Commission and the Member States...

World Maritime Body Presents Polar Code to Arctic Council Meeting in Alaska

March 10, 2017
It was the first time that an IMO secretary general had participated at an Arctic Council SAO meeting. Participants of the Arctic Council meeting discussed other key topics such...

My Turn: Arctic Council Can Protect Environment by Promoting Ban on Fuel Oil

March 7, 2017
This week the eight permanent members of the Arctic Council, six organizations that represent the Arctic indigenous peoples and numerous observer states are meeting in Juneau, Alaska, as the...

The True Cost of Oil Spills

February 9, 2017
The Arctic hosts one of the world’s most productive and most pristine marine environments.  An oil spill of heavy fuel oil, which could devastate this fragile world and destroy...

Arctic Peoples and Mammals in Crisis

January 30, 2017
Eduard Zdor protects walruses threatened by climate change and connects indigenous youth with their cultural traditions. Scientists and indigenous peoples noticed a disturbing trend among walrus populations in Chukotka...

Arctic Commitment Signatories Demand Arctic Shipping Clean Up

January 25, 2017
A world-leading expedition cruise ship operator today joined international environmental organisations to spearhead the protection of Arctic communities and ecosystems from risks posed by the use of marine heavy...