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.

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...

Partnering to protect the oceans and marine life

Blog Post | November 1, 2023 | Janine Bobadilla
Pacific Environment awards prize to largest locally managed Marine Protected Area We have just returned from another successful partnership with the Para El Mar MPA Awards (for the sea),...
Maersk ship

With an Executive Order President Biden can take meaningful action to eliminate shipping emissions and advance environmental justice

Press Release | September 28, 2023
WASHINGTON, DC — In a letter sent to President Biden on World Maritime Day, 32 organizations called for an Executive Order to decarbonize maritime shipping. The...

UN agrees on a new climate plan for global shipping, but not 1.5°C aligned

Press Release | July 7, 2023
Civil society groups are deeply concerned by the UN’s International Maritime Organization (IMO) failure to firmly align global shipping with the Paris Agreement’s 1.5°C temperature-warming limit, at the 80th...