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.

Taking Polluters to Court in China: A New Tool Emerges

Blog Post | March 6, 2014 | Kristen McDonald and Alex Levinson
What do you do when all else fails to stop a polluter in China? Increasingly, local communities impacted by pollution are turning to the courts to settle disputes.  Pacific...

How to Build a Grassroots Climate Change Movement in China

Blog Post | November 4, 2013 | Domenique Zuber
Zhao Zhong joined Pacific Environment’s China team one year ago. After a successful career at the helm of Green Camel Bell, a grassroots environmental group based in Gansu Province,...

The People Vs. Environmental Destruction

Blog Post | November 1, 2013 | Domenique Zuber
Green Anhui’s precedent-setting cases bring justice to communities in China. Our partners are on the frontlines of environmental justice in China. In two precedent-setting cases, Green Anhui made sure...

What’s Up With China’s Air?

Blog Post | October 3, 2013 | Kristen McDonald
I hear that a lot these days from my friends in the U.S., along with expressions of concern for my health whenever I travel to China. It is nice...

China's Water Watchdogs

Blog Post | June 27, 2013 | Kristen McDonald
First published in China Water Risk Mao Ge is a volunteer from the small city of Xiangtan, Hunan Province. He was contacted two years ago by our partner Green Hunan...

2013 Whitley Award Winner Eugene Simonov

Blog Post | May 3, 2013 | Galina Angarova
Pacific Environment is proud to announce the winner of the 2013 Whitley Award – our own Eugene Simonov. The award is well deserved; it recognizes Eugene’s talent, years of hard...