Help Protect the Arctic from Shipping

The Arctic Ocean and its coastal seas are facing the impacts of climate change twice as fast as other areas on the planet. As a result, melting sea ice is making new Arctic shipping routes more accessible to large vessels.

International shipping (which emits 2-3% of total global carbon emissions) is already accelerating this sea ice habitat loss. These emissions, and increasing ship traffic in the Arctic, are putting wildlife and local communities at greater risk from oil spills and other pollution.

Climate change and its impacts to the Arctic are not an opportunity to exploit through shipping routes, but are instead a global issue we all must take action to address.

Join Ocean Conservancy in taking action today—tell the International Maritime Organization to put into place measures that will protect Arctic marine wildlife from vessel traffic impacts and reduce the industry’s role in driving climate change.

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