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 chief told to lead sector in taking climate action

Blog Post | January 20, 2020 | Pacific Environment
In this letter, six environmental groups – Pacific Environment, the Clean Shipping Coalition, EcoDes, EDF, Clima e Sociedade (iCS), and WWF – congratulate Kitack Lim on his election to...

Our Top 5 of 2019

Blog Post | December 23, 2019 | Alex Levinson, Executive Director
With the support of activists like you, we are building people power around the Pacific Rim to fight climate change, defend the oceans, promote open and inclusive societies, and...

Decisions in London, Impacts in the Arctic

Blog Post | December 19, 2019 | Jim Gamble, Arctic Program Director
Earlier this year, Mellisa Maktuayaq Johnson told a room full of international shipping experts in London that “the sea and the land are our store.” Most people in the...

Local Solutions to Global Plastic Pollution

Blog Post | December 13, 2019 | Kristen McDonald, China Program Director
Yu Jianfeng recently started fighting “white pollution,” as people in China call plastic pollution based on the ubiquity of discarded white plastic bags. “Plastic is a really big problem...

Conservation—It’s about the People

Blog Post | December 6, 2019 | Nicole Portley, Marine Campaigner
When recently a pod of 100 dolphins swam through Cu Lao Cham Marine Protected Area (MPA) off the coast of Central Vietnam, it got residents and park officials talking....

Help Us Get Ships off of Dirty Fossil Fuels

Blog Post | December 2, 2019 | Jim Gamble, Arctic Program Director
Did you know that about 90% of the goods you consume are transported across the world by ships? Many of those ships are powered by dirty fossil fuels that...