Many ships use outdated and dangerous fossil fuels to travel the oceans. We lead international coalitions that advocate a ban on oil in the Arctic and a transition to clean energy for the shipping industry. We also seek laws that protect wildlife and coastal communities by keeping ships out of sensitive areas.

Mayor Hernandez-Thorpe signs first-ever pledge towards a fossil-free Antioch

Press Release | February 7, 2024
Mayor Lamar Hernandez-Thorpe made a world-leading commitment to reject public investments in new, renewed, fossil fuel infrastructure in Antioch and steer the city toward timely climate mitigation and resilience. “I’ve promised...
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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, 32 organizations called for an Executive Order to decarbonize maritime shipping. The...

Pacific Environment Applauds Gov. Newsom’s Action on Fossil Fuels

Press Release | September 20, 2023
NEW YORK (September 20, 2023) — Today, in front of the United National Climate Ambition Summit hosted by UN Secretary-General, Governor Gavin Newsom highlighted California’s climate action and called...

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...

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...