The Pacific Coast Collaborative (PCC)—which includes the US States of California, Oregon, and Washington and the Province of British Columbia in Canada—is working to confront the ocean and climate crises. Collectively and individually, these governments are addressing the causes of ocean acidification and changing ocean conditions while increasing the resilience of coastal communities. Unveiled at the 25th annual United Nations Climate Change Convention (COP25), the Collaborative detailed its progress in order to serve as a global example.
Coordinated regional science and monitoring aids our governments in understanding the regional trends and impacts of changing ocean conditions on our communities and ecosystems. It helps us answer our shared management questions about ocean acidification and changing ocean conditions and informs actions that reduce impacts, improve resilience, and support adaptive management.