Please Join Us for a Virtual Workshop on September 16. Engaging Municipalities on Ocean Acidification and Climate-Ocean Impacts: What Role Can Local and Regional Governments Play?
Wednesday, September 16, 2020
12:00pm PDT / UTC -7 (90 minutes)
Municipal governments are on the front lines of experiencing the direct impacts of climate and ocean change as they must continually absorb and prepare for adverse impacts to coastal communities and coastal and marine resources including:
- Marine heat waves
- Harmful algal blooms
- Coral bleaching
- Sea-level rise
- Ocean warming and hypoxia
- More frequent and intense storms
Together, these impacts are causing harm by displacing people, damaging coastal communities and property, decreasing food security and impacting jobs.
Stakeholders and decision-makers at local, regional, and international scales are collaborating to respond to the accelerating global threat of ocean acidification (OA) and other climate-ocean impacts. Local municipalities (counties, cities, ports, regional governance bodies) have a role to play.
This virtual workshop, hosted by the OA Alliance and Under2 Coalition, will provide context for municipal and local-level efforts to address OA and discuss priorities for situating OA within existing policy and management frameworks including linking with climate policy and managing for related stressors.