Igniting a Reuse Revolution in China’s War Against Plastic Waste

Blog Post | February 15, 2024 | Lu Danning
Originally posted on the Wilson Center’s New Security Beat blog. China has rapidly moved to address escalating food and beverage packaging waste, including the 2018 ban on importing plastic recyclables, the implementation of extensive urban waste sorting pilots, and the 2022 prohibition of non-biodegradable single-use plastics. But China’s plastic...

Mayor Hernandez-Thorpe signs first-ever pledge towards a fossil-free Antioch

Press Release | February 7, 2024
Mayor Lamar Hernandez-Thorpe made a world-leading commitment to reject public investments in new, renewed, fossil fuel infrastructure in Antioch and steer the city toward timely climate mitigation and resilience. “I’ve promised to address climate change head on,” said Mayor Lamar Hernadez-Thorpe. “We’ve ended oil and gas drilling in Antioch and, today, following...

E&E News: Meet the boss of a West Coast green group

Blog Post | February 12, 2024 | Robin Bravender
Originally published by E&E News here E&E NEWS PM | Shannon Wright, a longtime environmental advocate whose resume includes stints...

Senior Director, Climate Campaign

Job | January 18, 2024 | Domenique Zuber
About Pacific Environment For more than three decades, Pacific Environment has worked to serve people, wildlife, and ecosystems by promoting grassroots...

On the heels of COP28, Alaska Climate Alliance Proposes Action Plan for a Regenerative Economy

Press Release | January 8, 2024
It’s time for Alaska to accelerate the transition to a prosperous future beyond fossil fuels Anchorage, AK (January 8,...

Igniting a Reuse Revolution in China’s War Against Plastic Waste

Blog Post | February 15, 2024 | Lu Danning
Originally posted on the Wilson Center’s New Security Beat blog. China has rapidly moved to address escalating food and beverage packaging waste, including the 2018 ban on importing plastic recyclables, the implementation of extensive urban waste sorting pilots, and...

E&E News: Meet the boss of a West Coast green group

Blog Post | February 12, 2024 | Robin Bravender
Originally published by E&E News here E&E NEWS PM | Shannon Wright, a longtime environmental advocate whose resume includes stints with Greenpeace and Amazon Watch, is the new leader of the San Francisco-based group Pacific Environment. She took over in...

Celebrating progress: Zero waste partners in Vietnam

Blog Post | December 11, 2023 | Xuan Quach, Vietnam Plastic Team Lead
Five years into the start of our initiative to eliminate plastic pollution in Vietnam, I feel immense pride in...

Calling for a strong Global Plastics Treaty

Blog Post | November 14, 2023 | Gwen Dobbs
By Xuan Thi Quach, Vietnam Country Director Greetings from Nairobi, Kenya, from the third round of United Nations negotiations for...

Partnering to protect the oceans and marine life

Blog Post | November 1, 2023 | Janine Bobadilla
Pacific Environment awards prize to largest locally managed Marine Protected Area We have just returned from another successful partnership...

Mayor Hernandez-Thorpe signs first-ever pledge towards a fossil-free Antioch

Press Release | February 7, 2024
Mayor Lamar Hernandez-Thorpe made a world-leading commitment to reject public investments in new, renewed, fossil fuel infrastructure in Antioch and steer the city toward timely climate mitigation and resilience. “I’ve promised to address climate change head on,” said Mayor Lamar Hernadez-Thorpe. “We’ve ended oil and gas drilling in Antioch and, today, following...

On the heels of COP28, Alaska Climate Alliance Proposes Action Plan for a Regenerative Economy

Press Release | January 8, 2024
It’s time for Alaska to accelerate the transition to a prosperous future beyond fossil fuels Anchorage, AK (January 8, 2023) – The Alaska Climate Alliance (ACA) today released LEARNING TO THRIVE: Alaska’s next economy in a warming world, a visionary economic roadmap for a sustainable and prosperous future on...

Pacific Environment Announces New Executive Director

Press Release | December 14, 2023
Pacific Environment welcomes Shannon Wright as its new Executive Director, effective Jan. 2, 2024. Ms. Wright’s background in international...

INC-3 fails to produce significant advancements for the Global Plastics Treaty

Press Release | November 20, 2023
The third meeting of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee (INC-3) for a global agreement to end plastic pollution concluded yesterday...

With an Executive Order President Biden can take meaningful action to eliminate shipping emissions and advance environmental justice

Press Release | September 28, 2023
WASHINGTON, DC — In a letter sent to President Biden on World Maritime Day, 32 organizations...

Making Reuse the Key Solution to the Climate Crisis

Report | May 20, 2023
Plastic pollution threatens the ecological environment, human health, and is a key driver of climate change. Single-use plastic is a particularly problematic type of plastic. This is due to the rapid increase in single-use plastic production and disposal in recent years, and its high level of life-cycle carbon emissions....

Stemming the Plastic-Climate Crisis

Report | May 10, 2023
In honor of International Plastic Free Day and ahead of the Global Plastics Treaty negotiations, Pacific Environment has released a report that underscores the serious threats of plastic pollution, and presents a new global model showing how the plastics and petrochemical industries will need to change in order to...

Ports Playbook for Zero-Emission Shipping

Report | September 20, 2022
The Ports Playbook for Zero-Emission Shipping focuses on three main tracks: commitments, policy, and progress. These tracks lay out...

Alaska’s Renewable Energy Future: New Jobs, Affordable Energy

Report | March 21, 2022
New research reveals that development of Alaska’s vast renewable energy resources has the potential to create more than 100,000...

Shady Ships: Retail Giants Pollute Communities and Climate with Fossil-Fueled Ocean Shipping

Report | July 20, 2021
Just fifteen companies are responsible for emitting millions of tons of pollution from importing their goods into the United...