NGOs concerns over EU countries’ inadequate response to the bycatch of protected species have now been confirmed by the evaluation of the Scientific, Technical and Economic Committee for Fisheries (STECF) [1]. 

As this week’s virtual meeting of the International Maritime Organization’s Pollution Prevention and Response Sub-Committee (IMO, PPR 8) closes today, non-governmental organisations slammed the IMO proposal to develop weak non-binding “goal-based guidelines” instead of taking immediate and effective action to immediately reduce climate-warming emissions of black carbon from ships using heavy fuel oil in the Arctic [1]. 

International NGOs led by the Clean Arctic Alliance have sent an urgent letter to International Maritime Organization (IMO) Secretary-General, Mr Kitak Lim, urging him to address the international shipping’s climate impact. The letter, which was also sent to European Council President Michel, President of the European Commission von der Leyen and European Commission Executive Vice President Timmermans, comes ahead of Friday's crucial decision on IMO measures on black carbon emissions in the Arctic.

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