Oceans are home to most of the life on our planet. They also regulate the climate and provide food to billions of people. We partner with local and indigenous communities to protect ocean and coastal ecosystems from catastrophic oil spills, rapidly increasing ship traffic and ocean trash.

Help Us Get Ships off of Dirty Fossil Fuels

Blog Post | December 2, 2019 | Jim Gamble, Arctic Program Director
Did you know that about 90% of the goods you consume are transported across the world by ships? Many of those ships are powered by dirty fossil fuels that...

Join the Global Fight Against Plastic Pollution

Campaign | August 5, 2019 | Domenique Zuber
Our oceans are drowning in plastic. Around the world, it suffocates sea turtles, starves seabirds, destroys marine habitat, and clogs local rivers. In fact, we’re on track to have...

More Ships, More Risks: How We’re Protecting the Arctic

Blog Post | June 11, 2019 | Dj Tyson, Arctic Program Assistant
As Arctic sea ice continues to diminish, more ships are traversing routes that were once death-defying feats. In the last decade, ship traffic through the Bering Strait alone has...

NGOs Vent Frustration Over Lack of Arctic Action on Shipping’s Black Carbon Emissions

Press Release | May 17, 2019
London, May 17, 2019 – As a meeting of the International Maritime Organization’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 74) closed today in London, the Clean Arctic Alliance expressed frustration over...

Environmental groups call for international moratorium on ship scrubbers following cruise giant Carnival’s criminal revelations

Press Release | May 14, 2019
As IMO meets this week in London, groups issue call to reevaluate scrubbers as alternative compliance tool for 2020 fuel standards, citing evidence in US federal case against Carnival...

An Open Letter to the International Maritime Organization on Ship Scrubbers

Blog Post | May 14, 2019 | Alex Levinson, Executive Director
Dear Mr. Kitack Lim, International Maritime Organization Secretary-General: We are writing to draw your urgent attention to new information regarding the efficacy of Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems (EGCS) to...