Engaging Municipalities on Ocean Acidification and Climate-Ocean Impacts: What Role Can Governments Play? 

Municipal governments are on the forefront of experiencing the direct impacts of climate and ocean change as they must continually absorb and prepare for adverse impacts to coastal communities.

Our virtual workshop, hosted by the OA Alliance and Under2 Coalition, provides 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.

Virtual Workshop

September 16, 2020

90 minutes


What is ocean and coastal acidification?

Dr. Sarah Cooley, Senior Climate Scientist, Ocean Conservancy

What can municipal and local governments do?

Sean Bothwell, Executive Director, California Coastkeeper Alliance


Case studies:

•City of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada: Angela Danyluk, Senior Sustainability Specialist, Department of Planning, Urban Design & Sustainability
•Port of Seattle, Washington, United States: Jon Sloan, Senior Manager of Environmental Programs
•Waikato Regional Council, New Zealand: Janine Kamke, Coastal and Marine, Science and Strategy
•Tampa Bay Estuary Program, Florida, United States: Maya Burk, Science Policy Coordinator