Many ships use outdated and dangerous fossil fuels to travel the oceans.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

Switch to Cleaner Fuels Could Lower Risk for Arctic Shipping

Press Release | April 18, 2017
Washington D.C., April 18th, 2017:- A report published today by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT), Alternatives to heavy fuel oil use in the Arctic: Economic and environmental...

The U.N. Maritime Chief Visited Alaska—And This Is What Happened

Blog Post | March 24, 2017 | Sue Libenson, Senior Arctic Program Officer
Do you ever wonder what advocacy at the highest international levels actually looks like? Well, I’ve been working in this field for over 30 years and I can tell...

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...

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...

Arctic Commitment Signatories Demand Arctic Shipping Clean Up

Press Release | January 25, 2017
A world-leading expedition cruise ship operator today joined international environmental organisations to spearhead the protection of Arctic communities and ecosystems from risks posed by the use of marine heavy...

Hopeful News for Arctic Protection As We Head Into 2017

Blog Post | December 26, 2016 | Alex Levinson
As 2016 ends and we look ahead to the challenges of 2017, I want to pause for a minute and share with you some encouraging news for the future...