Responding to the 19 October EU Parliament Vote on the FuelEU Maritime Regulation, Clean Arctic Alliance Lead Advisor Dr Sian Prior said:
“While the Clean Arctic Alliance acknowledges some progress on long-term targets for shipping decarbonisation in the European Parliament’s vote on the FuelEU Maritime Regulation, the regulation fails to protect the Arctic from the impact of shipping black carbon emissions.
Despite the EU’s Arctic strategy supporting efforts to reduce black carbon emissions, and leading the drive for zero emission and zero pollution shipping in the Arctic Ocean, the EU’s supposed ‘landmark’ agreement ignores black carbon – 20% of shipping’s climate impact. In doing so, it fails to keep shipping CO2e emission reductions in-line with IPCC calls for deep emission reductions of short-lived climate forcers such as black carbon and halving C02e emissions by 2030.”
Reference: Clean Arctic Alliance