China has strong pollution laws on the books, but enforcement lags behind, harming the environment and human health. Through a multi-faceted capacity building program, we help grassroots community groups identify pollution problems and work with local governments to find solutions for cleaning up toxic waste and dangerous emissions.

Battery Ships In The Yangtze River Basin

Report | May 17, 2024
Since President Xi Jinping solemnly announced the “3060” carbon target at the general debate of the 75th United Nations General Assembly on September 22, 2020, the shipping industry in...

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

Blog Post | May 10, 2024 | Kristen McDonald
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...

Pacific Environment’s Monthly Newsletter

Blog Post | April 17, 2024 | Jared Saylor
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...

Igniting a Reuse Revolution in China’s War Against Plastic Waste

Blog Post | February 15, 2024 | Lu Danning
Originally posted on the Wilson Center’s New Security Beat blog. China has rapidly moved to address escalating food and beverage packaging waste, including the 2018 ban on importing plastic...

Making Reuse the Key Solution to the Climate Crisis

Report | May 20, 2023
Plastic pollution threatens the ecological environment, human health, and is a key driver of climate change. Single-use plastic is a particularly problematic type of plastic. This is due to...

New Year, New Wins

Blog Post | January 4, 2023 | Domenique Zuber
Happy New Year from all of us at Pacific Environment! Last year, we tackled everything from bubble tea sold in throw-away plastic containers to false, fossil-fueled promises in the...