Many ships use outdated and dangerous fossil fuels to travel the oceans.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

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....

Which Arctic or Subarctic Marine Mammal are You?

Blog Post | March 15, 2019 | Pacific Environment
Earth’s northern waters are home to some of the most unique wildlife. From a swimming unicorn to a melonheaded friendly ghost to a super intelligent creature named for the...

Clean Arctic Alliance Hails Progress on Heavy Fuel Oil Ban

Press Release | February 22, 2019
London, February 22, 2019 – As a meeting of the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Sub-Committee on Pollution Prevention and Response (PPR 6) closes today in London, the Clean Arctic Alliance welcomed...