At Pacific Environment, we believe that communities must determine their destinies and that people have a right to meaningfully participate in decisions that affect their lives, their livelihoods and the natural environment.
That’s why Pacific Environment helps build the global grassroots environmental movement.
We achieve this by providing direct financial support, technical and legal expertise, and the know-how to build activist networks.
We also fight for systemic changes that complement and can even transform these local efforts.
We seek policy reforms, and sometimes revolutions, in international legal regimes that influence what happens locally throughout the world.
We win through forceful advocacy, strong coalition-building and grassroots pressure.China has strong pollution laws on the books, but enforcement lags behind, harming the environment and human health. Through a multi-faceted capacity building program, we help grassroots community groups identify pollution problems and work with local governments to find solutions for cleaning up toxic waste and dangerous emissions.