Pacific Environment Calls on President Biden to Deliver Climate Emergency Executive Order, End Fossil Fuel Expansion

Washington, DC (August 12, 2022) — Congress passed a historic reconciliation package with key climate provisions (170 yeas to 123 nays). The Inflation Reduction Act is projected to cut greenhouse gas emissions by up to 41% by 2030 from the U.S.’s 2005 baseline.   Pacific Environment calls for President Biden to deliver on his promise … Read more

UN Shipping Body IMO Fails On Black Carbon, Lives Up To Reputation For Climate Inaction 

A week that opened with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres lambasting governments and industry for their climate inaction, and the IPCC’s Climate Mitigation report criticising the poor climate governance of international shipping, is set to close with the UN’s shipping agency, the IMO, again kicking climate concerns into the long grass, by failing to reduce the … Read more

Report Shows Potential of Alaska’s Vast Undeveloped Renewable Energy

New research reveals that development of Alaska’s vast renewable energy resources has the potential to create more than 100,000 jobs across Alaska in the coming decades, more than replacing jobs that will be lost as the world transitions away from fossil fuels. “Alaska can benefit by increasing investment now in the clean energy revolution, creating … Read more

Alaska’s Renewable Energy Future: New Jobs, Affordable Energy

New research reveals that development of Alaska’s vast renewable energy resources has the potential to create more than 100,000 jobs across Alaska in the coming decades, more than replacing jobs that will be lost as the world transitions away from fossil fuels. Based on adjusting a sample of independent studies for Alaska cost differentials for … Read more

***MEDIA ADVISORY*** – “Alaska’s Path to a Prosperous Future” Webinar Jan. 27

ANCHORAGE, AK (Jan. 21) – A visionary panel of some of Alaska’s most innovative economic leaders will share concrete examples of how they’re building resilient, equitable, and sustainable economic initiatives across our state. Regenerative economic activity is already happening in diverse economic sectors across Alaska. We want to garner support for these efforts so they can … Read more

Pacific Environment Applauds BOGA Formation, Leadership

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (September 16, 2021) — Pacific Environment applauds the leadership of Costa Rica and Denmark, which are leading the efforts to create the Beyond Oil and Gas Alliance (BOGA). On September 16, Dan Jorgensen, Minister for Climate, Energy and Utilities, Denmark and Andrea Meza, Minister of Environment and Energy, Costa Rica spoke during Energy … Read more

UN Shipping Agency Fails to Reduce Shipping Industry’s Climate Emissions

Failure to reduce the shipping industry’s climate emissions marred the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO’s) recently concluded meeting involving representatives of more than 60 countries. Pacific Environment and other civil society observers expressed dismay at the lack of agreement or even consideration of meaningful action to address the climate crisis by the U.N. shipping agency’s Marine … Read more

You Made a Difference in 2020

We support community leaders to fight climate change, protect the oceans, build just societies, and move away from fossil fuels toward a green economy. With your help, over the past year we supported local partners with more than $430,000 in grants, expert trainings and skill-building workshops, as well as travel stipends to advocate for change at international … Read more

TAKE ACTION: Tell Wikipedia to Name Oil Spill Culprit

Remember Exxon Valdez? How about the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill? Even decades later, these man-made environmental disasters are having a lasting impact on our planet, harming people and wildlife. In popular culture and the news, we remember these catastrophic events and firmly associate them with the companies responsible. On May 29, 2020, the largest … Read more

TAKE ACTION: Tell Congress No Fossil Fuel Bailouts

As the world suffers from the coronavirus pandemic, the fossil fuel industry in the United States is trying to cash in on Congress’ emergency relief legislation. This is a mistake. We cannot let the coronavirus crisis fuel the climate crisis. If you agree, tell Congress: No bailouts for fossil fuels. Send a letter to your … Read more

Take Action to Protect Alaska’s Waters from Oil Spills

We need you to raise your voice. Help us stop the industry’s attempts to increase drilling and weaken protections for Alaska’s waters. The oil industry claims current spill regulations are overly burdensome and outdated. The governor’s administration has an “open for business” policy and is asking agencies to identify ways to increase oil development in … Read more