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 regulation banning the use and carriage of heavy fuel oil (HFO) as fuel by ships operating in Arctic waters during...

Alaska Natives Lead Conversation Toward a Just Transition

Blog Post | February 6, 2020 | Kay Brown, Arctic Policy Director
A recent Alaska Native-led statewide gathering in Fairbanks—Kohtr’elneyh Remembering Forward: A Strategic Framework for a Just Transition—explored a hopeful and provocative approach to transforming Alaska’s oil-dependent extractive economy to one that is ecologically sustainable, equitable, and just. The summit centered on learning from the traditional knowledge of Indigenous peoples—living...

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...

UN shipping chief told to lead sector in taking climate action

Blog Post | January 20, 2020 | Pacific Environment
In this letter, six environmental groups – Pacific Environment, the Clean Shipping Coalition, EcoDes, EDF, Clima e Sociedade (iCS),...

Our Top 5 of 2019

Blog Post | December 23, 2019 | Alex Levinson, Executive Director
With the support of activists like you, we are building people power around the Pacific Rim to fight climate...

Alaska Natives Lead Conversation Toward a Just Transition

Blog Post | February 6, 2020 | Kay Brown, Arctic Policy Director
A recent Alaska Native-led statewide gathering in Fairbanks—Kohtr’elneyh Remembering Forward: A Strategic Framework for a Just Transition—explored a hopeful and provocative approach to transforming Alaska’s oil-dependent extractive economy to one that is ecologically sustainable, equitable, and just. The summit...

UN shipping chief told to lead sector in taking climate action

Blog Post | January 20, 2020 | Pacific Environment
In this letter, six environmental groups – Pacific Environment, the Clean Shipping Coalition, EcoDes, EDF, Clima e Sociedade (iCS), and WWF – congratulate Kitack Lim on his election to a second term as the Secretary-General of the International Maritime...

Our Top 5 of 2019

Blog Post | December 23, 2019 | Alex Levinson, Executive Director
With the support of activists like you, we are building people power around the Pacific Rim to fight climate...

Decisions in London, Impacts in the Arctic

Blog Post | December 19, 2019 | Jim Gamble, Arctic Program Director
Earlier this year, Mellisa Maktuayaq Johnson told a room full of international shipping experts in London that “the sea...

Local Solutions to Global Plastic Pollution

Blog Post | December 13, 2019 | Kristen McDonald, China Program Director
Yu Jianfeng recently started fighting “white pollution,” as people in China call plastic pollution based on the ubiquity of...

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 regulation banning the use and carriage of heavy fuel oil (HFO) as fuel by ships operating in Arctic waters during...

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 2020 air pollution standards will actually lead to a surge in the emissions of a Super Pollutant known as Black...

NGOs Vent Frustration Over Lack of Arctic Action on Shipping’s Black Carbon Emissions

Press Release | May 17, 2019
London, May 17, 2019 – As a meeting of the International Maritime Organization’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 74) closed...

Environmental groups call for international moratorium on ship scrubbers following cruise giant Carnival’s criminal revelations

Press Release | May 14, 2019
As IMO meets this week in London, groups issue call to reevaluate scrubbers as alternative compliance tool for 2020...

Clean Arctic Alliance Hails Progress on Heavy Fuel Oil Ban But Warns Arctic Nations To Remain Focused

Press Release | February 22, 2019
London, February 22, 2019 – As a meeting of the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Sub-Committee on Pollution Prevention and Response (PPR...

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...

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...

Apple Supply Chain Pollutes Water in China

Report | September 1, 2011
The Other Side of Apple II: Pollution Spreads Through Apple’s Supply Chain A group of Chinese environmental groups, including...