Many ships use outdated and dangerous fossil fuels to travel the oceans.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

Pushing to Ban Heavy Fuel Oil in the Arctic — A Week in Photos

Blog Post | March 20, 2020 | Dj Tyson, Arctic Program Associate
In February, our Arctic team returned to London to push for a ban on heavy fuel oil. Pacific Environment and Indigenous and international allies urged the United Nations to...

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,...

IMO Meeting: Will Shipping Summit Act to Protect Arctic from Spills and Emissions?

Press Release | February 17, 2020
London, February 17, 2020: NGOs today called on the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to protect the Arctic marine environment from the impacts of international shipping, by agreeing to a new...

Oil companies must explain how their new “Super Pollutant” shipping fuels ever came to market

Press Release | January 27, 2020
London, January 27, 2020 – Responding to the discovery that some of the new blended low sulphur shipping fuels developed and marketed by oil companies to comply with IMO...