Many ships use outdated and dangerous fossil fuels to travel the oceans. We lead international coalitions that advocate a ban on oil in the Arctic and a transition to clean energy for the shipping industry. We also seek laws that protect wildlife and coastal communities by keeping ships out of sensitive areas.

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...

Guide to the International Maritime Organization

Blog Post | April 26, 2019 | Pacific Environment
The Guide to IMO is a resource for anyone looking to get a crash course in what the International Maritime Organization (IMO) is and how it operates. In the...

Mapping Carnival’s Destructive Wake

Blog Post | March 22, 2019 | Dj Tyson, Arctic Program Assistant
Imagine: Sheer walls of blue ice wedge their way through mountains to meet the sea. Humpback whales rise to the surface to feed on gulps of herring and krill....