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.

Empowering a Greener Future Together

Blog Post | May 28, 2024 | Jennifer Cajina Grigsby
Join Our Business Sponsors Program This World Ocean Day June 8 is World Ocean Day, an annual global celebration of our oceans and all that they provide. It’s a...
Rear view of young male worker in helmet, pollution mask, and reflective clothing observing waste falling from conveyor belt onto pile at facility.

The Plastic-Climate Problem

Blog Post | April 19, 2024 | Jared Saylor and Kristen McDonald
An alarming new report published by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) confirms that plastic production is a huge contributor to global climate change. Gone unchecked, the report’s authors...

EPA: Approve life-saving protections and safeguard California’s health and air quality!

Blog Post | March 22, 2024 | Jared Saylor
In a victory for people and climate, the California Air Resources Board amended the Commercial Harbor Craft Rule in 2022, setting the first zero-emissions mandate for ferries in the...
Students at Dong Ngac Elementary School display “Say No To Plastic” art projects

Zero Waste Partners in Vietnam

Blog Post | December 11, 2023 | Xuan Quach, Vietnam Plastic Team Lead
Five years into the start of our initiative to eliminate plastic pollution in Vietnam, I feel immense pride in how much Pacific Environment and our partners have accomplished with...

INC-3 fails to produce significant advancements for the Global Plastics Treaty

Press Release | November 20, 2023
The third meeting of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee (INC-3) for a global agreement to end plastic pollution concluded yesterday at the UNEP headquarters in Nairobi. Despite a clear mandate,...

Calling for a strong Global Plastics Treaty

Blog Post | November 14, 2023 | Gwen Dobbs
By Xuan Thi Quach, Vietnam Country Director Greetings from Nairobi, Kenya, from the third round of United Nations negotiations for a Global Plastic Treaty. There are many challenges to achieving...