Cleaner shipping fuels

Just how bad is the shipping industry for our climate? Well, ships transport 90% of global trade and account for approximately 3% of global climate pollution. That may not sound like much, but from a climate standpoint, it's a staggering amount. If the shipping industry were a country, it would be ranked between Germany and Japan as the sixth-largest contributor to CO2 emissions. Join us as we clean up this little known sector of our global economy.

Our work on cleaner shipping fuels takes us to the international arena as we engage with the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to ban heavy fuel oil and reduce climate pollution. Heavy fuel oil is already banned in the Antarctic, so a ban in the Arctic only makes sense. Heavy fuel oil not only exacerbates climate change, it's bad for human health and may impact fetal development. 

Shipping container in Arctic waters

Latest Press Releases and Blogs

Connecting respiratory health with the shipping industry and toxic fuel.
25, Apr 2019
Exempted from the Paris Agreement, the shipping industry is one of the fastest growing sources of climate pollution on the planet. Current...