Oceans are home to most of the life on our planet. They also regulate the climate and provide food to billions of people. We partner with local and indigenous communities to protect ocean and coastal ecosystems from catastrophic oil spills, rapidly increasing ship traffic and ocean trash.

UN Shipping Body Fails to Implement Its Own Climate Action Plan

Press Release | October 23, 2020
Hopes for bold action to reduce the global shipping sector’s huge greenhouse gas emissions were dashed this week when a ‘business as usual’ draft text was approved. In pursuing...

We Welcome Shipping Focus in Ocean-Based Climate Solutions Act

Press Release | October 20, 2020
San Francisco, California. – Pacific Environment welcomes introduction of the landmark Ocean-Based Climate Solutions Act of 2020 in the U.S. House of Representatives today and commends its authors for...

Tell Wikipedia to Name Oil Spill Culprit

Blog Post | September 23, 2020 | James Gamble
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...

New IMO climate study urges aggressive shipping regulation

Press Release | August 4, 2020
August 4, 2020 (San Francisco, California) — The International Maritime Organization (IMO) today released its Fourth IMO Greenhouse Gas Study. The study finds that total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions...

Dependent on the cruise industry, Alaska and Florida should require zero-emissions ships

In the News | June 2, 2020 | The Invading Sea
PE’s Jim Gamble writes with Dede Shelton on how the warming climate threatens Alaska and Florida and the role the cruise industry should play in protecting communities of both...

TAKE ACTION: Tell Cruise Ships, “Enough is Enough!”

Campaign | May 11, 2020 | Domenique Zuber
Cruise companies knew the coronavirus was spreading on their ships—and yet, they continued to sail. Cruise companies know they pollute our planet by relying on dirty fossil fuels—and yet,...