New IMO climate study affirms urgent need for more aggressive shipping regulation, action

Press Release | August 4, 2020
August 4, 2020 (San Francisco, California) — The International Maritime Organization (IMO) today released its Fourth IMO Greenhouse Gas Study. The study finds that total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from maritime shipping rose roughly 10% from 2012 to 2018 and are on track to exceed 2008 levels as early...

NGOs thank U.N. Shipping Agency for Virtual Climate Talks

Blog Post | July 10, 2020 | Pacific Environment
Today, Pacific Environment thanks the UN’s Shipping Agency for hosting virtual dialogues on rapid decarbonization rules for international shipping. The meetings were held in part due to pressure from Pacific Environment and allies  urging that the world cannot allow the COVID-19 crisis to exacerbate the climate crisis. Good technical...

In solidarity with Black Lives Matter

Blog Post | June 5, 2020 | Pacific Environment
Pacific Environment’s staff and leadership express solidarity with protesters in the Bay Area and everywhere who have taken to...

Dependent on the cruise industry, Alaska and Florida should require zero-emissions ships

In the News | June 2, 2020 | The Invading Sea
PE’s Jim Gamble writes with Dede Shelton on how the warming climate threatens Alaska and Florida and the role...

Alaskans can move on from fossil fuels and flatten the climate curve

In the News | May 20, 2020 | Juneau Empire
Pacific Environment’s Kay Brown writes that it’s time for Alaskans to rethink their relationship with oil and proposes a...

NGOs thank U.N. Shipping Agency for Virtual Climate Talks

Blog Post | July 10, 2020 | Pacific Environment
Today, Pacific Environment thanks the UN’s Shipping Agency for hosting virtual dialogues on rapid decarbonization rules for international shipping. The meetings were held in part due to pressure from Pacific Environment and allies  urging that the world cannot allow...

In solidarity with Black Lives Matter

Blog Post | June 5, 2020 | Pacific Environment
Pacific Environment’s staff and leadership express solidarity with protesters in the Bay Area and everywhere who have taken to the streets over the murder of George Floyd by a police officer who was supposed to protect people. Floyd’s murder, coupled with...

“No Delays or Softening of Climate Action at California Ports,” Pacific Environment Tells State Authorities

Blog Post | April 27, 2020 | Madeline Rose, Climate Campaign Director
Pacific Environment and Environmental Defense Fund today urge the State of California to move forward overdue climate mitigation and...

Earth Day Webinar: How to Get Ships off Fossil Fuels

Blog Post | April 10, 2020 | Madeline Rose, Climate Campaign Director
UPDATE: If you missed the webinar, you can watch it now on our YouTube channel. Ships connect the world....

“No Delays on Climate Action,” Pacific Environment Tells UN Shipping Chief

Blog Post | April 6, 2020 | Madeline Rose, Climate Campaign Director
Today, Pacific Environment and environmental allies urge the head of the UN’s Shipping Agency to proceed rapidly to decarbonize...

New IMO climate study affirms urgent need for more aggressive shipping regulation, action

Press Release | August 4, 2020
August 4, 2020 (San Francisco, California) — The International Maritime Organization (IMO) today released its Fourth IMO Greenhouse Gas Study. The study finds that total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from maritime shipping rose roughly 10% from 2012 to 2018 and are on track to exceed 2008 levels as early...

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 heavy fuel oil (HFO) use and carriage in the Arctic, but denounced the inclusion of loopholes in the text that...

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...

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...

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...

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...