Many ships use outdated and dangerous fossil fuels to travel the oceans.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.

Indigenous Leaders Need a Seat at the U.N. Table

Blog Post | December 23, 2016 | Kevin Harun
“The anticipated increase in ship traffic in the Arctic is second in magnitude only to the initial arrival of European settlers on our shores.” When my friend Austin Ahmasuk,...

It’s Time to Ban Toxic Oil from the Arctic

Blog Post | December 2, 2016 | Kevin Harun
Right now, Pacific Environment is gearing up to fight two big threats to the Arctic: a catastrophic oil spill and President-elect Trump’s ruthless fossil fuel agenda. Transported as cargo...

Arctic Indigenous Leaders Make Historic Address on Shipping

Press Release | October 19, 2016
Six Arctic indigenous leaders from Alaska, Canada, and Russia will travel to London next week to address the International Maritime Organization (IMO) regarding the impacts of shipping in the...

Take Action to Protect the Arctic Ocean from Dirty Shipping

Blog Post | September 24, 2016 | Kevin Harun
Arctic Ocean ice just hit another all-time low. With more open water comes increased ship traffic. Some of the ships traveling through pristine Arctic waters are powered by the...

Obama Should Eliminate Heavy Fuel Oil in Arctic Waters

Press Release | July 8, 2016
President Obama made history last summer by being the first sitting president to visit the Arctic, speaking passionately about climate change and focusing on Arctic challenges. Phasing out the...

Pacific Walrus Protection and Management in a Changing Climate

Report | May 18, 2016
A new report published by Pacific Environment examines potential projects to protect and manage walrus and other ice-dependent species population in Arctic. On both sides of the International Date...