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.

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,...

“No Delays or Softening of Climate Action at California Ports,” Pacific Environment Tells State Authorities

Blog Post | April 27, 2020 | Madeline Rose, Climate Campaign Director
Pacific Environment and Environmental Defense Fund today urge the State of California to move forward overdue climate mitigation and public health measures in California ports. Specifically, we call on...

No plans by cash-strapped carriers to ease zero-carbon goals

In the News | April 20, 2020 | JOC.com
Pacific Environment signed a joint-letter urging United Nations shipping forum not to delay phasing out of emissions from the industry.

Earth Day Webinar: How to Get Ships off Fossil Fuels

Blog Post | April 10, 2020 | Madeline Rose, Climate Campaign Director
UPDATE: If you missed the webinar, you can watch it now on our YouTube channel. Ships connect the world. The coronavirus crisis reminds us just how much. While millions...