We need all hands on deck for a strong Global Plastics Treaty

Last week, the Pacific Environment team returned home from the fourth meeting of the United Nations Global Plastics Treaty negotiations (also known as INC-4) in Ottawa, Canada. This meeting brought together delegates from over 160 countries, as well as hundreds of industry, civil society, Indigenous Peoples, rightsholders, health advocates and other observers. Our team focused … Read more

March to End the Plastic Era, led by Indigenous Peoples and impacted community leaders, exposes how plastic poisons people across its full lifecycle

Ottawa, Canada | Traditional, unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishinaabeg People — Today, hundreds of impacted community leaders and experts from around the world came together in the streets of Ottawa ahead of the fourth session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee (INC-4) to advance a plastics treaty, marking a pivotal “make or break” moment for the Global … Read more

The Plastic-Climate Problem

An alarming new report published by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) confirms that plastic production is a huge contributor to global climate change. Gone unchecked, the report’s authors estimate that by mid-century, global climate change pollution from the plastics industry could triple, accounting for one-fifth of Earth’s remaining carbon budget. The report comes as … Read more

Pacific Environment’s Monthly Newsletter

Welcome to the April 2024 edition of Pacific Environment’s new monthly e-newsletter! This is an opportunity to highlight some of our work and share victories for communities, climate, and wildlife. Plastics Earth Day: Planet vs. Plastics It is the 54th celebration of Earth Day and this year’s theme of Planet vs. Plastics is important to … Read more