The Clean Arctic Alliance today slammed the decision by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to approve a ban ridden with loopholes on the use and carriage of heavy fuel oil in the Arctic (HFO), saying that it would leave the Arctic, its Indigenous communities and its wildlife facing the risk of a HFO spill for another decade [1]. 

The EU Offshore Renewable Energy Strategy targets a 25-fold increase in offshore wind, together with significant deployment of wave, tidal, thermal and other marine renewable energy. Seas At Risk welcomes this step in the transition to renewable energy but cautions that countries will have to dramatically step-up the implementation of environmental legislation if this large-scale infrastructure deployment is not to come at the cost of marine biodiversity.

Governments have backtracked on their own commitments to urgently reduce climate-heating emissions from the shipping sector, at a key meeting of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) held virtually this week. 

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