Many ships use outdated and dangerous fossil fuels to travel the oceans.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

Clean Arctic Alliance Welcomes IMO Action on Heavy Fuel Oil

Press Release | July 7, 2017
London, July 7, 2017:- As the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 71) concluded  today, the Clean Arctic Alliance welcomed the support from Member States for...

FIELD UPDATE: Big Decision on Toxic Oil

Blog Post | July 6, 2017 | Kevin Harun, Arctic Program Director
Good news this afternoon in London: The International Maritime Organization’s (IMO’s) marine environment protection committee just approved our coalition’s proposal to deal with the issue of dangerous heavy fuel...

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...