The Clean Arctic Alliance on Monday (10 February) issued a response to collective and individual replies (including IBIA, Concawe and others) from the co-authors of the Joint Industry Guidance on “The supply and use of 0.5% -sulphur marine fuel”.
The 18-member Clean Arctic Alliance published an open letter to the shipping industry requesting that not only should individual organisations and companies take responsibility for ensuring that their fuels do not lead to further pollution, but that they should actively work to limit the climate impact from global shipping.
“We believe that at a time when the climate crisis is topping political agendas worldwide, and every sector is being set targets to reduce carbon dioxide and black carbon emissions, it would be unparalleled folly for the marine fuel sector to develop and market a product that takes black carbon emission reductions in the opposite direction. ”
The letter continued to say that “we believe the members of the marine fuel industry have a professional duty to alert the appropriate authorities at both national government level and at the IMO, when a situation arises where members were developing fuel types that would contradict established policy efforts to reduce black carbon”.
“What is crucial is that every possible effort is made to ensure the shipping industry reduces its climate impact and that new fuels contribute to this objective and not work against it.”
The letter concludes with three requests:
The full letter written by the Clean Arctic Alliance can be downloaded here.
Photo credit: Clean Arctic Alliance
Published: 11 February, 2020
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