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Switch to Cleaner Fuels Could Lower Risk for Arctic Shipping

Press Release | April 18, 2017
Washington D.C., April 18th, 2017:- A report published today by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT), Alternatives to heavy fuel oil use in the Arctic: Economic and environmental...

Arctic Bans on Heavy Fuel Oil and Large-Scale Fishing Win Support

In the News | April 10, 2017 | Yereth Rosen, ADN | ADN
Two ideas for protecting the rapidly changing Arctic Ocean — a ban on heavy fuel oil and a moratorium on commercial fishing in international waters — have been embraced...

The U.N. Maritime Chief Visited Alaska—And This Is What Happened

Blog Post | March 24, 2017 | Sue Libenson
Do you ever wonder what advocacy at the highest international levels actually looks like? Well, I’ve been working in this field for over 30 years and I can tell...

MEPs urge oil drill ban in the Arctic

In the News | March 16, 2017 | Kalina Oroschakoff | Politico
MEPs today called for a ban on oil drilling in the Arctic, voting on a non-binding resolution aimed at dealing with new environmental and security challenges from climate change.

World Maritime Body Presents Polar Code to Arctic Council Meeting

In the News | March 10, 2017 | Levon Sevunts | Radio Canada International
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...

Arctic Council Can Protect Environment With Ban on Fuel Oil

In the News | March 7, 2017 | Liana James | Juneau Empire
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...