A coalition of nations is gearing up to present a resolution at the International Maritime Organization, calling on ships working in the Arctic to make a voluntary switch to distillates or cleaner fuels in a bid to cut harmful black carbon emissions.

Speaking in the Cryosphere Pavilion at the COP26 meeting in Glasgow, International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) marine programme lead Bryan Comer said the move could provide a large and immediate benefit to the problem of black carbon in the region.