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UN Shipping Body Fails to Implement Its Own Climate Action Plan

Press Release | October 23, 2020
Hopes for bold action to reduce the global shipping sector’s huge greenhouse gas emissions were dashed this week when a ‘business as usual’ draft text was approved. In pursuing...

Pacific Environment Condemns Oil Spill in Mauritius

Press Release | August 17, 2020
San Francisco, California – On August 6, 2020, a Japanese-owned, Panamanian registered deep sea bulk carrier MV Wakashio began leaking fuel oil off the small island state of Mauritius,...

Dependent on the cruise industry, Alaska and Florida should require zero-emissions ships

In the News | June 2, 2020 | The Invading Sea
PE’s Jim Gamble writes with Dede Shelton on how the warming climate threatens Alaska and Florida and the role the cruise industry should play in protecting communities of both...

Alaskans can move on from fossil fuels and flatten the climate curve

In the News | May 20, 2020 | Juneau Empire
Pacific Environment’s Kay Brown writes that it’s time for Alaskans to rethink their relationship with oil and proposes a two-pronged approach.

TAKE ACTION: Tell Cruise Ships, “Enough is Enough!”

Campaign | May 11, 2020 | Domenique Zuber
Cruise companies knew the coronavirus was spreading on their ships—and yet, they continued to sail. Cruise companies know they pollute our planet by relying on dirty fossil fuels—and yet,...

“No Delays or Softening of Climate Action at California Ports,” Pacific Environment Tells State Authorities

Blog Post | April 27, 2020 | Madeline Rose, Climate Campaign Director
Pacific Environment and Environmental Defense Fund today urge the State of California to move forward overdue climate mitigation and public health measures in California ports. Specifically, we call on...