Only when people have access to reliable information can they hold leaders accountable. We work with grassroots leaders to push government and companies to share environmental and health information with the public. We conduct field investigations to uncover illegal activities. And we foster community-led solutions that help shape local policies.

Coal Declines Worldwide – Even in China

Blog Post | March 18, 2015 | Kristen McDonald
“Worldwide, for every new coal plant built, two have been shelved or cancelled since 2010…. In China, coal use declined in 2014, signaling the start of a shift towards...

Conservation Investment Strategy for the Russian Far East

Report | November 20, 2014
  Drawing on local expertise and lessons learned from the past 25 years, Pacific Environment’s report, Conservation Investment Strategy for the Russian Far East, establishes a forward-thinking set of...

Bank of America Bankrolling Destruction of the Great Barrier Reef

Blog Post | October 29, 2014 | Domenique Zuber
UPDATE: Bank of America heard you and is showing some positive signs of movement. Stay tuned for more information on new developments. The Great Barrier Reef is a global...

Report Details Human Rights Violation For US Financed Coal Plant

Press Release | October 21, 2014
Today, the Sierra Club, 350.org, Carbon Market Watch, Pacific Environment, and Friends of the Earth U.S. released a report detailing the catastrophic human rights, labor, and environmental violations at...

Grassroots Organizations Will Help China Move Away From Coal

Blog Post | July 22, 2014 | Kristen McDonald and Sun Qingwei
First Published in the Huffington Post President Obama’s new carbon rule elicited a seemingly strong reaction from China: a pledge to institute a national carbon cap by 2016. But does...

A Day in the Life of a River Volunteer in China

Blog Post | May 16, 2014 | Zhao Zhong
Yu Lixiang asked me to meet him on a sunny afternoon in March on the banks of the Xiang River. He waited for me by a bridge where he...