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.

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),...
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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, 45 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...

Last chance to prevent shipping breach of Paris Agreement’s 1.5°C temperature limit

Press Release | June 30, 2023
Civil society groups are deeply concerned about developments at the UN’s International Maritime Organization (IMO) climate negotiations this week (ISWG-GHG-15), in particular regarding the 2030 and 2040 climate targets...

Global shipping can halve emissions without impacting trade, study finds ahead of key UN decision

Press Release | June 26, 2023
The global shipping industry can reduce emissions by nearly 50% by the end of the decade, according to a new study by CE Delft. These findings come as the UN’s International...

Fuel Production Stakeholders Call for Ambitious Shipping Decarbonisation Policies

Press Release | June 21, 2023
A group of fuel production stakeholders, including H2Carrier and MAN Energy Solutions, today joined Environmental Defense Fund in support for the full decarbonisation of the shipping industry by 2050. The companies...