Press release from the Clean Arctic Alliance
Date: Monday 16 November 2020 (on 1st day of MEPC75 – the IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee 75th session)
Time: 11:30 US Eastern time | 16:30 UTC | 17:30 Central European Time
Duration: 45 mins
With virtual meetings come virtual side events!
The Clean Arctic Alliance invites you to an online event to present the reality and limitations of the draft Arctic HFO regulation prohibiting the use and carriage as fuel of HFO by ships in the Arctic, and why it is not fit for purpose and should be amended ahead of approval at the 75th session of the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 75).
Why? The current draft regulation contains loopholes in the form of exemptions and waivers, meaning that a comprehensive ban on HFO will not come into effect until mid-2029, leaving the Arctic exposed to the growing threat of HFO spills for nearly a decade.
Join us to find out what the current proposed regulation will mean in practice in terms of HFO use – only 16% of HFO use will be banned when it comes into effect, and the creation of a two-tier system of environmental protection and enforcement that the Arctic, its people and wildlife will have to contend with.
What happens in the Arctic does not stay in the Arctic.
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Date of publication: 11 Nov 2020
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