When people can voice their concerns, those in power will make better and more effective decisions. We and partners promote the right to publicly weigh in on local projects and regulations. We promote indigenous participation in the creation of international laws. And we help people seek justice in courts when they have been harmed by pollution.

Will the U.S. Fund Russian Gas Exports?

Blog Post | March 26, 2014 | Doug Norlen
First published in the Huffington Post As the geopolitical crisis in Ukraine grows, Western governments are talking tough about sanctions against Russia. President Obama and the European Union have...

Taking Polluters to Court in China: A New Tool Emerges

Blog Post | March 6, 2014 | Kristen McDonald and Alex Levinson
What do you do when all else fails to stop a polluter in China? Increasingly, local communities impacted by pollution are turning to the courts to settle disputes.  Pacific...

Groups Sue Feds for Endangering Marine Mammals

Press Release | January 27, 2014
Navy’s Lethal Mid-Frequency Active Sonar and Explosives Slated to Harm Marine Mammals Nearly Ten Million Times during 2013-2018 Training Period

How to Build a Grassroots Climate Change Movement in China

Blog Post | November 4, 2013 | Domenique Zuber
Zhao Zhong joined Pacific Environment’s China team one year ago. After a successful career at the helm of Green Camel Bell, a grassroots environmental group based in Gansu Province,...

The People Vs. Environmental Destruction

Blog Post | November 1, 2013 | Domenique Zuber
Green Anhui’s precedent-setting cases bring justice to communities in China. Our partners are on the frontlines of environmental justice in China. In two precedent-setting cases, Green Anhui made sure...

Protecting the Arctic Means Protecting Its People

Blog Post | October 9, 2013 | Kevin Harun
With climate change melting Arctic ice at an ever alarming rate, we know big changes are in store for this pristine environment. But what impact will the big meltdown...