Based in San Francisco, the Pacific Environment and Resources Center protects the living environment of the Pacific Rim. The center has partnered with local and indigenous communities in Russia, China, California and the Alaskan Arctic since 1987.
The center works to impact long-term environmental and social progress by strengthening local communities and grassroots movements, complemented with sophisticated policy advocacy at international finance and governance institutions. Staff mentors train, campaign, build networks and provide direct financial support to activist leaders and non-governmental organizations to help them protect their communities from environmental and health threats. They also hold international governments, corporations, and financing institutions accountable for their policies and actions.
Working with its partners, the center has shielded tens of thousands of acres of old growth forest; won protections for endangered species; forced oil, gas, mining and timber companies to heed local concerns; closed polluting factories along rivers; and changed the way some of the world’s most powerful financial institutions work.