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

Protestors hold a banner calling out Carnival Corporation for polluting
18, Feb 2020
LONDON — Questions over the efficacy and cumulative marine impacts of ship scrubbers will be front and center during this week’s...
LNG powered ships create more problems for the climate
28, Jan 2020
By Kendra Ulrich, Senior Shipping Campaigner, The urgent need to drastically reduce climate-disrupting greenhouse gas (GHG)...
LNG powered ships create more problems for the climate
28, Jan 2020
London, UK — A new report from the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) has found that the most popular Liquefied Natural...