Increasing Public Participation In China’s Environment

In the News | February 14, 2018 | Hanyuan Guo, Kristen McDonald and Zhong Zhao | China Water Risk
In recent years, public participation has emerged in environmental protection field and has been viewed by authorities as a potential method to reach more rational decisions. In this context, Pacific Environment (PE) launched an initiative in 2015 aiming at improving the public participation in environmental decision-making (environmental public participation)...

Californians voice opposition to offshore drilling at Sacramento rally

In the News | February 8, 2018 | Jenny Park | Resource Media
  Sacramento, 8 February 2018—Today, hundreds of concerned residents, elected officials, business owners, fishers, tribes, and environmental and social justice advocates attended the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) meeting in Sacramento to voice their opposition to Trump’s offshore drilling plan. Attendees gathered from across the state to protest the...

Alaskan Voices Will Not Be Silenced By Big Oil

Blog Post | February 5, 2018 | Dj Tyson, Arctic Program Assistant
For many Alaskans, the ocean is part of who they are. The state’s 40,000 miles of coastline is dotted with small...

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...

Ban heavy fuel use in sensitive waters

In the News | January 16, 2018 | Sue Libenson | The Guardian
The stricken tanker now sunk offshore of Shanghai should give pause to all with concern for the ocean, especially...

Alaskan Voices Will Not Be Silenced By Big Oil

Blog Post | February 5, 2018 | Dj Tyson, Arctic Program Assistant
For many Alaskans, the ocean is part of who they are. The state’s 40,000 miles of coastline is dotted with small Alaska Native communities that depend on the marine environment for their way of life. These subsistence hunters catch and harvest...

7 Reasons Why You Should Be Worried About Heavy Fuel Oil

Blog Post | January 7, 2018 | Dj Tyson, Arctic Program Assistant
Despite the seriousness of the threat, Heavy Fuel Oil (HFO) seems to have escaped the public consciousness and the media. It’s been overshadowed by more dramatic stories like melting glaciers and starving polar bears. Here are seven reasons why...

Our Top 5 of 2017

Blog Post | January 3, 2018 | Alex Levinson, Executive Director
The most powerful force on Earth is people power. Every day, people around the Pacific Rim who are finding...

What I’m Fighting for in the Arctic

Blog Post | December 24, 2017 | Verner Wilson III, Arctic Indigenous Leader
One of my most cherished gifts given to me is a beautiful sealskin vest made by my grandmother. She...

Trash Talk: Community Leaders Are Fighting Ocean Plastic Trash in Vietnam

Blog Post | December 17, 2017 | Nicole Portley, Marine Campaigner
Plastic trash is choking our oceans. Meet Dr. Xuan Thi Quach, who is cleaning up one of the world’s...

Increasing Public Participation In China’s Environment

In the News | February 14, 2018 | Hanyuan Guo, Kristen McDonald and Zhong Zhao | China Water Risk
In recent years, public participation has emerged in environmental protection field and has been viewed by authorities as a potential method to reach more rational decisions. In this context, Pacific Environment (PE) launched an initiative in 2015 aiming at improving the public participation in environmental decision-making (environmental public participation)...

Californians voice opposition to offshore drilling at Sacramento rally

In the News | February 8, 2018 | Jenny Park | Resource Media
  Sacramento, 8 February 2018—Today, hundreds of concerned residents, elected officials, business owners, fishers, tribes, and environmental and social justice advocates attended the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) meeting in Sacramento to voice their opposition to Trump’s offshore drilling plan. Attendees gathered from across the state to protest the...

Ban heavy fuel use in sensitive waters

In the News | January 16, 2018 | Sue Libenson | The Guardian
The stricken tanker now sunk offshore of Shanghai should give pause to all with concern for the ocean, especially...

Sanchi Sinking: Bunker Spill Fears Compound Worst Oil Ships Disaster in Decades

In the News | January 17, 2018 | Sue Libenson | Ship & Bunker
In a note to Ship & Bunker, Sue Libenson, Senior Arctic Program officer, Pacific Environment, said the tragedy has once...

Arctic deserves more protection

In the News | January 16, 2018 | Sue Libenson | Anchorage Daily News
The fire continuing to rage on the stricken tanker offshore of Shanghai should give pause to all with concern...

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 on the carriage of non-compliant marine fuels when the global 0.5% sulphur cap takes effect in 2020. The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) has agreed that from 1 January 2020 the...

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 Clean Arctic Alliance welcomed the support from Member States for a proposal to identify measures which will mitigate the risks posed by the use of heavy fuel oil (HFO) in...

Trump Attempts to Recklessly Expand Offshore Drilling

Press Release | April 28, 2017
President Trump announced that he would attempt to reverse the permanent protections against expanded offshore drilling in America’s Arctic...

Switch to Cleaner Fuels Could Lower Risk for Arctic Shipping: Report

Press Release | April 18, 2017
Washington D.C., April 18th, 2017:- A report published today by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT), Alternatives to...

EU Parliament Arctic Resolution Vote Calls for Heavy Fuel Oil Ban

Press Release | March 16, 2017
Brussels, 16 March 2017:- Responding to today’s European Parliament 483/100 plenary vote to pass its Resolution on the Arctic,...

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...