Heavy Fuel Oil (HFO) Use in Arctic Shipping: Risks, Alternatives and Legal Options for a Phase-Out

Date: 2017-11-13 11:00:00 AM - 2017-11-13 12:30:00 PM
Venue: Borealis, Arctic Centre (Arktikum Building), 4 Pohjoisranta, 96101 Rovaniemi, Finland
Event Website: http://www.rovaniemiarcticspirit.fi/en/Polar-Law-Symposium

Polar Research and Policy Initiative and the Clean Arctic Alliance will be co-hosting a panel discussion on ‘Heavy Fuel Oil (HFO) Use in Arctic Shipping: Risks, Alternatives and Legal Options for a Phase-Out’ at the Polar Law Symposium 2017, supported by the European Climate Foundation. The event will be held at Borealis at the Arctic Centre (Arktikum Building) in Rovaniemi, Finland on 13 November 2017 from 11 am to 12:30 pm. You are most welcome to attend and can register for the Polar  Law Symposium 2017 here

The aim of this panel is to bring together legal, policy and innovation stakeholders from key Arctic IMO member states and local communities to see what regulatory options could be developed and used to enforce a potential HFO ban in the Arctic and also promote the use of cleaner alternatives. The transport and use of HFO (Heavy fuel oil) in the Arctic, especially with respect to Arctic shipping has been identified as a major risk to human health and long term environmental sustainability of the Arctic. Currently, discussions are undergoing at the IMO to see whether consensus can be reached with respect to banning HFO in Arctic shipping, something that has already happened for Antarctic waters.


Lotta Manninen, Arctic Expert, WWF Finland | Heavy Fuel Oil and Risks in the Arctic
Dr Sian Prior, Senior Adviser, Clean Arctic Alliance | Progress at the International Maritime Organization on a Phase-out of the Use of Heavy Fuel Oil as Marine Fuel in the Arctic
Domagoj Baresic, Fellow, Polar Research and Policy Initiative; Doctoral Researcher, UCL Energy Institute, University College London | Funding Mechanisms for Alternative Fuels in Arctic Shipping- LNG in Scandinavia as a Case Study
Terzah Tippin Poe, Lecturer, Harvard University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences | HFO and the Arctic: Indigenous and Industry Perspectives
Chair: Dr Dwayne Ryan Menezes, Founder and Director, Polar Research and Policy Initiative