A web-based occasion, April 27, 2021, organised by: Iceland Nature Conservation Affiliation (INCA) and the Clear Arctic Alliance (CAA)
How can the shipping business turn into actors of optimistic change for the Arctic area? How can we encourage political will and decisive motion by governments? What position can Iceland and different Arctic Council states play? How can we save the summer time sea ice for Arctic communities and the well being of the planet?
Forward of Might 2021’s Arctic Council Ministerial, hosted by Iceland, this webinar goals to spotlight the local weather disaster within the Arctic, the impacts of those modifications and what Arctic governments and the shipping sector can contribute to deal with the Arctic local weather disaster.
The Arctic is present process an acceleration in dramatic and unprecedented modifications. Warming sooner than wherever else on Earth, the Arctic has seen temperatures soar to 38oC in Arctic Russia, and lowest ever July Arctic sea ice extent on recorded. Final September noticed Arctic summer time sea ice attain its second lowest extent since data started over 40 years in the past – and subsequently, winter sea ice took longer to reform.
In gentle of those newest modifications it now appears possible that the summer time ice cowl throughout the Arctic could have disappeared lengthy earlier than nations obtain local weather neutrality by 2050.
These sobering occasions underline the pressing want for collective motion – and the shipping business has the chance to steer on this motion. Speedy and efficient measures ought to embody lowering shipping black carbon emissions according to the Arctic Council’s personal black carbon discount goal and rushing up the introduction of a ban on the use and transport of heavy gas oil (HFO) as gas by Arctic shipping.
The necessity for better effort to guard the Arctic from the impacts of shipping has by no means been extra essential. Not too long ago, Norway has introduced its intention to guard all of the Arctic waters across the island archipelago of Svalbard with a ban on HFO use and carriage inside its territorial waters from 1 January 2022, however extra must be executed.
- Local weather science, Black Carbon and the Arctic: Pam Pearson, Co-chair, Local weather and Clear Air Coalition, Agricultural Initiative and Director, Worldwide Cryosphere Local weather Initiative
- Black Carbon Emissions and Well being: Kåre Press-Kristensen, Senior advisor on Air High quality & Local weather, Inexperienced Transition Denmark
- Arctic black carbon emissions from ships: Patterns, developments, and coverage choices: Bryan Comer, PhD, Marine Program Lead, Worldwide Council on Clear Transportation (ICCT)
- The shows will probably be adopted by an intervention by Árni Finnsson from the Iceland Nature Conservation Affiliation (INCA), who will probably be opening the Q&A session by placing into context the present frameworks and potentialities out there to make progress on combatting the results of Arctic local weather change.
Supply: Clear Arctic Alliance