Member Profile: Pacific Environment

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Blue Planet Network | Status: approved
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Pacific Environment protects the living environment of the Pacific Rim by promoting grassroots activism, strengthening communities and reforming international policies.

Date Founded 1987-09-01
Primary Focus Observer
Secondary Focus Capacity Building
History of Water Projects
Related work not on PWX.

Pacific Environment does not implement its own projects in the communities we work with. Rather, we work to support local grassroots initiatives to improve environmental conditions and achieve social/environmental justice in effected communities by providing our partners with material and moral support.

Organization Background

For nearly two decades, Pacific Environment has been partnering with the communities that depend on the Pacific Rim’s ecological riches to preserve these shared treasures.With our partners, we’ve shielded millions of acres of forest, we’ve won protections for endangered species, we’ve forced oil, gas and mining companies to apply higher standards to resource extraction projects, and we’ve changed the way some of the world’s most powerful financial institutions approach development lending.

In addition to our direct contribution to environmental conservation around the Pacific Rim, Pacific Environment has also played an important role in strengthening relations between environmental organizations in developed and developing countries. A central tenet of our work has been that local, community-based organizations should have as much influence on environmental decision-making as large international groups. As such, Pacific Environment has shaped new approaches to international environmental work by listening to our partners and finding ways to provide direct support to community groups around the Pacific Rim.

Nearly two decades after our founding, Pacific Environment has forged a movement involving dozens of grassroots environmental groups in Russia, China and elsewhere around the Pacific Rim. And years later, we continue to partner with the region’s environmental heroes to achieve victories and create change: In 2004, Pacific Environment and our partners stopped a proposed pipeline that would have bisected Tunka National Park, south of Lake Baikal, and we forced Royal Dutch/Shell to reroute proposed under-sea pipelines near Russia’s Sakhalin Island that would impact the critically endangered Western Pacific Gray Whale. Of course, there’s much more work to be done!

Bank Info
We are not seeking funding for water projects, but would like to become a member of PWX as an Observer that could help facilitate the application submission and review process for our partner organizations on the ground - it is these groups that would be applying for water project funding.

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Last Updated: 12 Jul, 2019 (about 5 years ago)

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