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Greenland supports ban of HFO in Arctic waters

In a recent public announcement, Greenland’s government (Naalakkersuisut) noted that it supports an IMO ban on the use and carriage of heavy fuel oil by Arctic shipping. Clean Arctic Alliance endorsed the move by  Greenlandic politicians to support the banning of the world’s most polluting fuel. 

Moving towards an Arctic HFO ban

During April the Marine Environment Protection Committee agreed to move forward on developing an Arctic HFO ban. The ban on the use and carriage of HFO as fuel in the Arctic was co-sponsored by eight countries: Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, the United States, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand.

IMO states urged to back HFO ban in Arctic at MEPC 72

The Clean Arctic Alliance calls on IMO Member States to discuss a proposal which considers “development of measures to reduce risks of use and carriage of heavy fuel oil as fuel by ships in Arctic waters”.