Many ships use outdated and dangerous fossil fuels to travel the oceans.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.

Communities Win International Protections for the Arctic Ocean

Blog Post | May 25, 2018 | Kevin Harun, Arctic Program Director
Reporting directly from London, I’m excited to tell you that yesterday was a big day for Arctic waters and wildlife. Indigenous leaders and environmental activists like me convinced the...

U.N. Committee Moves Toward Banning Heavy Fuel Oil in the Arctic

In the News | April 27, 2018 | Ravenna Koenig, KToo | Ktoo
Anchorage AK April 27, 2018- The United Nations group that regulates international shipping recently decided to move toward banning the use of heavy fuel oil in the Arctic. The thick...

The Forecast For Shipping

In the News | April 26, 2018 | Sue Libenson, Arctic Senior Program Officer | The Economist
Anchorage, AK April 26, 2018: Thank you for bringing to light the historic decision by the International Maritime Organization to limit shipping greenhouse gas emissions (“Smoke on the Water”, April...

IMO Moves to Ban Heavy Fuel Oil From Arctic

Press Release | April 13, 2018
London, 13th April 2018:- The Clean Arctic Alliance applauded progress by International Maritime Organization member states today towards banning use of the world’s dirtiest fuel – heavy fuel oil – from Arctic...

7 Reasons Why You Should Be Worried About Heavy Fuel Oil

In the News | February 22, 2018 | Kevin Harun, Arctic Program Director | Alternet
There is a serious threat lurking in the Arctic that has largely escaped attention from the public and the media. Once possible only in the dreams of intrepid sea...

Ban heavy fuel use in sensitive waters

In the News | January 16, 2018 | Sue Libenson | The Guardian
The stricken tanker now sunk offshore of Shanghai should give pause to all with concern for the ocean, especially those who depend on sensitive, remote waters such as the...