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

Whales asking to ban scrubbers
13, Mar 2021
Submit a comment to protect Puget Sound and endangered orcas from fossil fuel waste dumping scrubbers.
Protestors hold a banner calling out Carnival Corporation for polluting
18, Feb 2020
Pollution Prevention & Response Subcommittee meets 17-21 February in London for what is being called the ‘IMO Arctic Summit’ 
LNG powered ships create more problems for the climate
28, Jan 2020
Shocking new report exposes LNG ships as worse for the climate than doing nothing at all