The Arctic is ground zero for climate change. We and allies block offshore oil drilling. We route ships away from coastal communities and wildlife to avoid collisions and catastrophic oil spills. And we help propel the shipping industry into a clean energy future.

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.

EU Parliament Arctic Resolution Vote Calls for Heavy Fuel Oil Ban

Press Release | March 16, 2017
Brussels, 16 March 2017:- Responding to today’s European Parliament 483/100 plenary vote to pass its Resolution on the Arctic, including a call “on the Commission and the Member States...

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...

The True Cost of Oil Spills

Blog Post | February 9, 2017 | Sue Libenson
The Arctic hosts one of the world’s most productive and most pristine marine environments.  An oil spill of heavy fuel oil, which could devastate this fragile world and destroy...

European Parliament Supports Arctic HFO Ban

In the News | February 1, 2017 | World Maritime News | World Maritime News
The Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have voted to call for a ban on the use of heavy fuel oil (HFO), the dirtiest of all fuel types, by ships...