You Made a Difference in 2020

Blog Post | December 29, 2020 | Pacific Environment
We support community leaders to fight climate change, protect the oceans, build just societies, and move away from fossil fuels toward a green economy. With your help, over the past year we supported local partners with more than $430,000 in grants, expert trainings and skill-building workshops, as well as travel stipends...

Big Oil’s Plan B: More Plastic

Blog Post | December 27, 2020 | Pacific Environment
Big Oil is racing to make more plastic as demand for fossil fuel energy is plummeting. Fossil fuels are the core element in the production of plastics. Faced with falling profits from dirty energy use, the industry is proposing massive expansion of the petrochemical production of plastics—drowning our communities...

This is an Emergency!

Blog Post | December 20, 2020 | Pacific Environment
Amid the crises we have been struggling with in 2020, in our communities, in our nation, and in the...

Making “Zero Waste” Cool in Vietnam

Blog Post | December 13, 2020 | Nicole Portley
Professor Nhan Nguyen brings his passion for reducing plastic waste into the classroom at RMIT University in Ho Chi...

Pacific Environment urges Maersk against $1.6bn share buybacks

Blog Post | December 8, 2020 | Madeline Rose
On November 25, 2020, Pacific Environment wrote to A.P. Møller – Mærsk (“Maersk”), the world’s largest container shipping company,...

You Made a Difference in 2020

Blog Post | December 29, 2020 | Pacific Environment
We support community leaders to fight climate change, protect the oceans, build just societies, and move away from fossil fuels toward a green economy. With your help, over the past year we supported local partners with more than $430,000 in grants,...

Big Oil’s Plan B: More Plastic

Blog Post | December 27, 2020 | Pacific Environment
Big Oil is racing to make more plastic as demand for fossil fuel energy is plummeting. Fossil fuels are the core element in the production of plastics. Faced with falling profits from dirty energy use, the industry is proposing...

This is an Emergency!

Blog Post | December 20, 2020 | Pacific Environment
Amid the crises we have been struggling with in 2020, in our communities, in our nation, and in the...

Making “Zero Waste” Cool in Vietnam

Blog Post | December 13, 2020 | Nicole Portley
Professor Nhan Nguyen brings his passion for reducing plastic waste into the classroom at RMIT University in Ho Chi...

Pacific Environment urges Maersk against $1.6bn share buybacks

Blog Post | December 8, 2020 | Madeline Rose
On November 25, 2020, Pacific Environment wrote to A.P. Møller – Mærsk (“Maersk”), the world’s largest container shipping company,...

UN shipping agency greenlights a decade of rising greenhouse gas emissions

Press Release | November 17, 2020
Governments have backtracked on their own commitments to urgently reduce climate-heating emissions from the shipping sector, at a key meeting of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) held virtually this week. The IMO’s marine environment protection committee approved a proposal that will allow the shipping sector’s 1 billion tons of...

New poll finds a majority of Americans would change where they shop to support cleaner ships

Press Release | November 17, 2020
A new poll conducted for Pacific Environment by Yale University, George Mason University and Climate Nexus finds that nearly three-quarters (74%) of Americans would be more likely to shop at companies that use cleaner ways to ship their goods. The poll finds that 70% of Americans would continue to...

UN Shipping Body Fails to Implement Its Own Greenhouse Gas Reduction Plan

Press Release | October 23, 2020
Hopes for bold action to reduce the global shipping sector’s huge greenhouse gas emissions were dashed this week when...

Pacific Environment Welcomes Shipping Focus in Ocean-Based Climate Solutions Act of 2020

Press Release | October 20, 2020
San Francisco, California. – Pacific Environment welcomes introduction of the landmark Ocean-Based Climate Solutions Act of 2020 in the...

Pacific Environment Condemns Oil Spill in Mauritius

Press Release | August 17, 2020
San Francisco, California – On August 6, 2020, a Japanese-owned, Panamanian registered deep sea bulk carrier MV Wakashio began...

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...