People have a right to healthy, sustainable livelihoods and cultural self-determination. We collaborate with local people to protect traditional economies and create new ways to safeguard the natural resources traditional economies depend on.

Take Action to Protect Alaska’s Waters from Oil Spills

Campaign | March 10, 2020 | Domenique Zuber
We need you to raise your voice. Help us stop the industry’s attempts to increase drilling and weaken protections for Alaska’s waters. The oil industry claims current spill regulations...

Arctic Heavy Fuel Oil Ban Inches Forward, but loopholes denounced as “outrageous”

Press Release | February 21, 2020
London, Friday February 21, 2020: NGOs and Indigenous groups today cautiously acknowledged progress by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and its Member States in agreeing on a draft regulation on...

Over 46,000 people told polluter to keep dirty ships out of National Park

Blog Post | February 19, 2020 | Dj Tyson, Arctic Program Associate
Over 46,000 people want Carnival Corporation’s dirty cruise ships out of Alaska’s Glacier Bay National Park. We made sure the National Park Service got that message. Two years ago,...

Alaska Natives Lead Conversation Toward a Just Transition

Blog Post | February 6, 2020 | Kay Brown, Arctic Policy Director
A recent Alaska Native-led statewide gathering in Fairbanks—Kohtr’elneyh Remembering Forward: A Strategic Framework for a Just Transition—explored a hopeful and provocative approach to transforming Alaska’s oil-dependent extractive economy to...

Decisions in London, Impacts in the Arctic

Blog Post | December 19, 2019 | Jim Gamble, Arctic Program Director
Earlier this year, Mellisa Maktuayaq Johnson told a room full of international shipping experts in London that “the sea and the land are our store.” Most people in the...

Local Solutions to Global Plastic Pollution

Blog Post | December 13, 2019 | Kristen McDonald, China Program Director
Yu Jianfeng recently started fighting “white pollution,” as people in China call plastic pollution based on the ubiquity of discarded white plastic bags. “Plastic is a really big problem...