The Clean Arctic Alliance would like to invite 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.
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!