Why does the Carnival continue sailing with heavy fuel oil?

In the News | August 9, 2018 | Eelco Leemans and Kevin Harun | Trouw
Carnival, an American company, is one of the largest organizers of cruise holidays in the world and sails with over a hundred cruise ships all over the world. Sailing by burning heavy fuel oil, one of the most polluting fuels in the world, the MS Rotterdam (Holland America Line,...

Zero Emission Trade and Transport by 2030—At Scale and at Speed

Event | August 10, 2018 | Domenique Zuber | South Beach Harbor, Pier 40, San Francisco, CA 94107
In collaboration with the Norwegian Ministry of Climate and Environment, our event will discuss challenges and progress at global, national and local levels to decarbonize the shipping sector with key leaders and stakeholders. Panelists will provide diverse perspectives of how the interplay between policy, innovation and forward-looking industries can...

The Cost of Coal Film Festival

Event | August 3, 2018 | Domenique Zuber | American Bookbinders Museum
Please join us for an evening of films, discussion, and refreshments! The Cost of Coal film festival is an affiliated event...

NEWS FROM THE FIELD: Meet the “Plastic Whisperer”

Blog Post | July 20, 2018 | Domenique Zuber, Advancement Director
Zhao Zhong can determine any type of plastic simply by touching it. This extraordinary skill earned him the nickname...

Environmental activists: “Consumers can stop dirty ships from smashing the Arctic’s nature”

In the News | July 19, 2018 | Kevin Harun, Arctic Program Director, Pacific Environment and KÅRE PRESS-KRISTENSEN, Senior Counselor, Ecological Council, Copenhagen | Politiken
Note: Translated to English from the original Danish  Heavy bunker oil is the most dirty fuel that ships can...

NEWS FROM THE FIELD: Meet the “Plastic Whisperer”

Blog Post | July 20, 2018 | Domenique Zuber, Advancement Director
Zhao Zhong can determine any type of plastic simply by touching it. This extraordinary skill earned him the nickname “plastic whisperer” when he was sorting through plastic and other household trash in Ha Long City, Vietnam, last month to...

Lake Baikal Loses a Critical Champion

Blog Post | June 20, 2018 | Jennifer Castner, Russia Program Director and Alex Levinson, Executive Director
Ecologist and indigenous activist Sergei Shapkhaev, who galvanized popular support for the world’s largest freshwater lake and protected it from industrial activities, has died in his native Buryatia in southern Siberia at age 71. Longtime friend and fellow activist...

3 Exciting Victories for Arctic Conservation

Blog Post | June 20, 2018 | Dj Tyson, Arctic Program Assistant
Does it feel like the Arctic just can’t catch a break these days? Living in Alaska, I see changes...

A Message from the Arctic

Blog Post | June 12, 2018 | Sheila Watt-Cloutier
Sheila Watt-Cloutier is an environmental, cultural, and human rights advocate from Canada and the former chair of the Inuit...

Communities Win International Protections for the Arctic Ocean

Blog Post | May 25, 2018 | Kevin Harun, Arctic Program Director
Reporting directly from London, I’m excited to tell you that yesterday was a big day for Arctic waters and...

Why does the Carnival continue sailing with heavy fuel oil?

In the News | August 9, 2018 | Eelco Leemans and Kevin Harun | Trouw
Carnival, an American company, is one of the largest organizers of cruise holidays in the world and sails with over a hundred cruise ships all over the world. Sailing by burning heavy fuel oil, one of the most polluting fuels in the world, the MS Rotterdam (Holland America Line,...

Environmental activists: “Consumers can stop dirty ships from smashing the Arctic’s nature”

In the News | July 19, 2018 | Kevin Harun, Arctic Program Director, Pacific Environment and KÅRE PRESS-KRISTENSEN, Senior Counselor, Ecological Council, Copenhagen | Politiken
Note: Translated to English from the original Danish  Heavy bunker oil is the most dirty fuel that ships can sail with. It is at risk of destroying Greenland’s nature, which is crucial to the country’s economy and culture. The Ecological Council has gradually measured air pollution in many places....

UN Agency Approves Bering Strait Shipping Route

In the News | June 3, 2018 | Shady Grove Oliver | Anchorage Daily News
The United Nations agency responsible for marine safety standards last week approved a set of two-way shipping routes through...

With Marine Traffic Growing, International Shipping Agency Approves US-Russia Plan for Bering Strait Shipping Lanes

In the News | May 25, 2018 | Yereth Rosen | Arctic Today
The Bering Strait, where vessel traffic is increasing as Arctic sea ice retreats, will have designated shipping lanes and...

Amid Ice Melt, New Shipping Lanes Are Drawn Up off Alaska

In the News | May 29, 2018 | Margaret Kriz Hobson | Scientific American
Early this month, the Colorado-based National Snow and Ice Data Center reported that winter sea ice levels in the...

International Coalition Wants Carnival to Stop Using Heavy Fuel Oil on Cruise Ships in Arctic

Press Release | July 9, 2018
SAN FRANCISCO, CA — As Carnival Corporation’s first ships of the season arrive in the Arctic, an international coalition of environmental groups has joined together to call on the cruise giant to stop using one of the world’s cheapest and dirtiest fossil fuels—heavy fuel oil—on ships traveling in fragile Arctic...

Clean Arctic Alliance Hails IMO Move to Ban Heavy Fuel Oil From Arctic Shipping

Press Release | April 13, 2018
London, 13th April 2018:- The Clean Arctic Alliance applauded progress by International Maritime Organization member states today towards banning use of the world’s dirtiest fuel – heavy fuel oil – from Arctic shipping, and called for Member States to make every effort to adopt and rapidly implement a ban by 2021, as...

Trump Administration Takes Step to Re-Open Protected Arctic Ocean to Drilling

Press Release | March 28, 2018
Anchorage, AK March 28, 2018:– The Trump Administration took a giant step toward oil and gas drilling in the...

Environmental Organisations and Shipping Industry Call for Carriage Ban on Non-Compliant Fuel

Press Release | January 22, 2018
Brussels, 22 January 2018- Leading environmental organisations and the global shipping industry have joined in calling for an explicit prohibition...

Clean Arctic Alliance Welcomes IMO Action on Arctic Heavy Fuel Oil Risk

Press Release | July 7, 2017
London, July 7, 2017:- As the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 71) concluded  today, 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 Line, indigenous communities and scientists are seeing less sea ice and more walruses hauling out in greater numbers on land....

Conservation Investment Strategy for the Russian Far East

Report | November 20, 2014
  Drawing on local expertise and lessons learned from the past 25 years, Pacific Environment’s report, Conservation Investment Strategy for the Russian Far East, establishes a forward-thinking set of priorities to achieve important conservation successes in the Russian Far East and the Arctic in the next decade. Over the...

The U.S Export-Import Bank’s Dirty Dollars

Report | October 21, 2014
Pacific Environment and allies Sierra Club, 350.org, Carbon Market Watch, and Friends of the Earth U.S. released the results...

Frozen Future: Shell’s Ongoing Gamble in the Arctic

Report | February 25, 2014
“The U.S. Arctic Ocean presents almost a perfect storm of risks – a requirement for a long-term capital-intensive investment...

Bay Area Smart Energy 2020

Report | March 1, 2012
Bay Area Smart Energy 2020 – At a Glance “Audaciously ambitious,” Forbes Magazine Our report “Bay Area Smart Energy...