Many ships use outdated and dangerous fossil fuels to travel the oceans.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

Our Top 7 of 2022

Blog Post | December 26, 2022 | Domenique Zuber
We had a great year with many important wins. But none of this would have been possible without our supporters. This support helps Pacific Environment collaborate with brave grassroots...

Go hard and early: UN’s historic opportunity to act on shipping

Press Release | December 16, 2022
The stage is set for the UN to finally call time on greenhouse gas emissions from international shipping, following a week of climate talks at the International Maritime Organization...
Maersk ship

UN Shipping Agency Inches Towards 2030 Emission Reduction Goal

Press Release | December 9, 2022
This week’s round of technical talks at the UN’s maritime regulator showed countries are prepared to phase out shipping emissions by 2050. More crucially, support appears to be building...

State of California Signals Need for Additional Measures to Tackle Toxic Pollution for Ocean-Going Vessels

Press Release | December 1, 2022
​​​​​​​ Today, California’s chief climate and air pollution regulator released a report on the status of the state’s world-first regulation to end in-port pollution from fossil fuel vessels. The...

World’s climate summit wraps — here’s what’s next

Blog Post | November 18, 2022 | Madeline Rose & Allyson Browne
It’s been a ground-breaking two weeks at COP27. Importantly, we’re celebrating the historic decision on loss and damage reparations. After two decades of advocacy, world governments finally agreed to...

New California Climate Roadmap Includes Clean Energy Propulsion Goal for Ocean-Going Vessels

Press Release | November 17, 2022
SACRAMENTO (November 17, 2022) – Yesterday, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) released its final 2022 Scoping Plan, the state’s five-year roadmap for achieving its climate goals. After months of...