The International Alliance to Combat Ocean Acidification announces new commitments from world leaders to take action aimed at protecting our oceans and coastal communities from impacts of climate change during an event in San Francisco, CA, organized as part of the Global Climate Action Summit.

The OA Alliance also welcomes new national, state and city members who have joined a growing worldwide coalition of governments committed to creating ocean acidification action plans and learning new and best policy and research approaches from each other. The new members are the Netherlands, Hawaii, Virginia, and Seattle.

Remarks by:

  • California Secretary for Natural Resources, John Laird
  • French Minister of Ecological and Inclusive Transition
  • United Nations’ Special Envoy for the Ocean, Ambassador Peter Thomson
  • The Netherlands Minister of the Environment, Stientje van Veldhoven
  • Hawaii Chairperson of Land and Natural Resources, Suzanne Case
  • Virginia Secretary of Natural Resources, Matt Strickler
  • Seattle City Council Member, Mike O’Brien
  • CEO of Ocean Conservancy, Janis Searles Jones
  • Senior Ocean Advisor to Washington Governor Jay Inslee, Jennifer Hennessey
  • Chilean Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Julio Cordano
  • Special Representative for the Ocean Pathway, COP23 Presidency, Fiji, Taholo Kami
  • Senior Climate Advisor to Oregon Governor Kate Brown, Dr. Kristen Sheeran
  • Co-chair of Oregon Coordinating Council on OA and Hypoxia, Dr. Caren Braby
  • California Ocean Protection Council Climate Change Policy, Jennifer Phillips
  • Ocean Acidification Program Director, Ocean Conservancy, Dr. Sarah Cooley