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.

Communities Tell Their Stories at the Paris Climate Talks

Blog Post | November 6, 2015 | Domenique Zuber
With the Paris climate conference only a month away, the world is getting into gear to address many serious global issues on an international scale. During the climate talks, Pacific...

Coal Declines Worldwide – Even in China

Blog Post | March 18, 2015 | Kristen McDonald
“Worldwide, for every new coal plant built, two have been shelved or cancelled since 2010…. In China, coal use declined in 2014, signaling the start of a shift towards...

Building a Cleaner China From the Grassroots Up

Blog Post | February 25, 2015 | Kristen McDonald
First published in China-US Focus In a mid-sized industrial city in China, a staff member of the environmental group Green Hope answers her cell phone. On the line is...

Keeping the Amur River Wild and Free

Blog Post | December 12, 2014 | Pacific Environment
The Amur River is the largest, still free-flowing river in Asia, and its basin the most biodiverse region in Russia. But its vast forests, wetlands, and steppes, as well...

Our Top 7 Wins of 2014

Blog Post | December 8, 2014 | Alex Levinson
It has been a banner year for us and our local partners on the frontlines of environmental justice around the Pacific Rim. Here are seven accomplishments I’m especially proud...

China’s 13th Five-Year Plan

Blog Post | November 6, 2014 | Alex Levinson and Kristen McDonald
First published in chinadialogue In the nation’s 13th Five-Year Plan, the leaders of China should, once and for all, enshrine the principle that protection of the public’s health and...